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Nicollette Sheridan arrives at a Los Angeles court for her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC
08/16/2012

Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit against ABC and Touchstone Television, the production company of "Desperate Housewives," has been tossed.

A California appeals court issued the ruling on Thursday, August 16, adding that the actress must pay for the company's costs that it had incurred during the appeals proceedings. She has not commented.

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06/02/2012
Nicollette Sheridan arrives at a Los Angeles court for her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Nicollette Sheridan's retrial to decide her "Desperate Housewives" wrongful termination lawsuit called off by appeals court.

The court of appeals ruled that the lawsuit should have been resolved in favor of Touchstone and canceled the September retrial, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

04/18/2012
Nicollette Sheridan arrives at a Los Angeles court for her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Nicollette Sheridan has been granted a retrial in her wrongful termination lawsuit regarding her exit from the ABC show "Desperate Housewives," after a judge declared a mistrial last month.

A judge denied ABC's motion to dismiss the sole remaining count of wrongful termination and scheduled a conference hearing for the case on September 5. The trial is scheduled to begin on September 10, 2012.

03/20/2012
Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of Desperate Housewives, walks into court to testify in her wrongful termination case on Feb. 29, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Nicollette Sheridan is taking steps to pursue a new trial to decide her wrongful termination lawsuit regarding her exit from the ABC show "Desperate Housewives" after a judge declared a mistrial.

On Monday, eight out of 12 jurors had behind closed doors voted to in favor of the actress, but nine were needed to reach a verdict. The Los Angeles jury discussed the case for 10 and a half hours but its foreperson declared it was deadlocked.

03/19/2012
Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of Desperate Housewives, walks into court to testify in her wrongful termination case on March 1, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

A Los Angeles judge has declared a mistrial in the case involving Nicollette Sheridan's departure from "Desperate Housewives," in which she had claimed she was wrongfully terminated, after the jury announced it was deadlocked and was unable to reach a verdict.

The trial began at the end of February and closing arguments were made on Wednesday, March 14. Sheridan had claimed that her character was killed off in retaliation for complaining about a confrontation with creator Marc Cherry. She had demanded $6 million in damages for alleged battery and wrongful termination.

03/16/2012
Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of Desperate Housewives, walks into court to testify in her wrongful termination case on March 1, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

A Los Angeles jury that was set to determine Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination case regarding the death of her "Desperate Housewives" character, Edie Britt, is deadlocked and was unable to reach a verdict on Friday, March 16.

The trial began two weeks ago. Closing arguments were made on Wednesday, March 14. Sheridan had claimed that her character was killed off in retaliation for complaining about a confrontation with creator Marc Cherry. She had demanded $6 million in damages for alleged battery and wrongful termination.

03/14/2012
Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of Desperate Housewives, walks into court to testify in her wrongful termination case on March 1, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination case regarding the death of her "Desperate Housewives" character, Edie Britt, was given to a Los Angeles jury following closing arguments on Wednesday March 14.

A day earlier, the judge dismissed a battery complaint she had made about show creator Marc Cherry. She claimed he struck her on the set and he said that while he never asked permission to touch her, he gave her a "tap" on the side of her head as a demonstration, while trying to explain a scene. Her case now aimed solely against Touchstone Television, also known as ABC Television Studios.

03/13/2012
Nicollette Sheridan arrives at a Los Angeles court for her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

A judge has dismissed Nicollette Sheridan's battery claim against "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, effectively removing him as a defendant in her wrongful termination case.

Sheridan played Edie Britt on "Desperate Housewives" between 2004 and 2009 and had accused Cherry of hitting her "upside the head" during filming. She says he then begged her forgiveness "on bended knee," months before her character was killed off the show. She is suing for $6 million.

03/08/2012
Nicollette Sheridan arrives at a Los Angeles court for her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

A major character on the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" will be killed off on an episode set to air on Sunday, March 11, a producer said on Thursday, while testifying at a Los Angeles trial for former cast member Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination and battery case against the show's creator, Marc Cherry.

Warning: Spoiler alert!

03/01/2012
Nicollette Sheridan appears inside a Los Angeles court during day 1 of a trial about her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case, as seen in this sketch released on Feb. 29, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Mona S. Edwards Check out photos from the 'Desperate Housewives' trial over Nicollete Sheridan's wrongful termination and battery case against show creator Marc Cherry. It began with opening statements on Feb. 29, 2012. Several cast members from the ABC series are set to testify in the case.
03/05/2012
Nicollette Sheridan appears leaving a Los Angeles court during a trial about her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry told a Los Angeles jury on Monday that Nicollette Sheridan's unprofessional behavior on the set of contributed to his decision to killing off her character on the ABC drama series.

Sheridan finished her testimony in the morning and was cross examined by defense attorney Adam Levin who noted that the actress testified that Cherry told her he had "just" made the decision to kill off her character. Levin asked her if she was "making things up just to help [her] case," which Sheridan denied.

03/05/2012
Nicollette Sheridan appears leaving a Los Angeles court during a trial about her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case on March 5, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of 'Desperate Housewives,' and Marc Cherry walk into court for wrongful termination case.
03/01/2012
Nicollette Sheridan appears inside a Los Angeles court during day 1 of a trial about her Desperate Housewives wrongful termination case, as seen in this sketch released on Feb. 29, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Mona S. Edwards

Nicollette Sheridan told a Los Angeles jury on Thursday that "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry "hit" her "upside the head" and then begged her forgiveness "on bended knee," months before her character was killed off the ABC drama series.

The 48-year-old actress, who played sexy and feisty Edie Britt on the ABC drama series between 2004 and 2009, made her comments during her first day of testimony in a $6 million wrongful termination and battery case. Sheridan took the stand to re-enact the confrontation. She played Cherry, while her attorney, Patrick Maloney, portrayed the actress.

03/01/2012
Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of Desperate Housewives, walks into court to testify in her wrongful termination case on Feb. 29, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Nicollette Sheridan appears outside court after day 1 of her 'Desperate Housewives' wrongful termination trial.
03/01/2012
Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of Desperate Housewives, walks into court to testify in her wrongful termination case on March 1, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Nicollette Sheridan, formerly of 'Desperate Housewives,' walks into court to testify in wrongful termination case.
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