After running for roughly three long years, Nicollette Sheridan’s wrongful termination lawsuit that she filed against her former employer, ABC and Touchstone Television, was dismissed last October 18 by a California superior court judge.
According to reports, Superior Court Judge Michael Stern ruled that the actress should have filed her claims to a labor commissioner before pursuing a higher court trial.
The said ruling will definitely put an end to the former “Desperate Housewives” star’s long-running lawsuit.
It could be remembered that in 2010 Sheridan filed the said wrongful termination lawsuit along with other charges such as battery, sexual harassment and assault. Also, the creator of the hit series, “Desperate Housewives”, Marc Cherry was named in the lawsuit.
In her lawsuit, she claimed that she was fired after she complained that Cherry hit her on the head on the set in 2008. She contested that ABC had retaliated against her and killed off her role as Edie Britt in the hit television show.
The defendants on the other hand denied all the actress’ accusations.
In August, 2012, a jury ruled that ABC and Touchstone Television had not wrongfully terminated her from the show. Fortunately for Sheridan, she was further allowed to pursue her retaliation claims.
Recently, during a two-week trial in Los Angeles, the majority of the jurors reportedly sided with Sheridan. Therefore, the actress’ wrongful termination lawyer claimed that Sheridan’s party considers appealing the recent verdict.