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Nicollette Sheridan's 'Desperate Housewives' appeal denied

By Kristen Porricelli,

Nicollette Sheridan's appeal of her case against ABC and Touchstone Television over her exit from Desperate Housewives was denied Friday by the California Supreme Court.

Sheridan's lawsuit was filed almost two-and-a-half years ago due to her claims that she was wrongfully fired for complaining about being hit in the head while arguing with Marc Cherry, the Desperate Housewives creator, reports E! News.

Cherry was dismissed from the Los Angeles Superior Court suit and a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial earlier this year but before a date could be set for a second trial, a court of appeal ruled that trial judge Elizabeth Allen White should have issued a directed verdict because Sheridan wasn't fired, her contract just wasn't renewed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sheridan was then denied when she asked for a rehearing of her claims and next appealed to the California Supreme Court, which has now denied her as well.

"The petition for review is denied. The request for an order requesting depublication of the opinion is denied," the court's chief justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, wrote.

The actress will likely return to court to argue that the way she exited the show violated California's Labor Code.

 
 

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