LA judge urges Nicollette Sheridan to settle ‘Desperate Housewives’ lawsuit
Washington: A Los Angeles judge has urged television actress Nicollette Sheridan to settle her lawsuit for wrongful termination from American television comedy-drama series ‘Desperate Housewives’.
The judge also ruled that the actress will only be entitled to limited damages if she wins the court battle, reports Contactmusic.
The star filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against show creator Marc Cherry last year (10), alleging that he slapped her in the face after she expressed an opinion about a script he had written, and then fired her when she complained to producers.
Sheridan, who played sexy real estate dealer Edie Britt in the series, later amended the suit but still sought damages for wrongful termination and gender discrimination.
During a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court recently her attorney Patrick Maloney called for jurors to be allowed to consider whether Sheridan was entitled to wages for at least two extra seasons.
But Judge Elizabeth Allen White ruled that the star could only seek damages for one year’s pay, which would total approximately 980,000 dollars.
White declared that the show’s producers had discretion to eliminate Sheridan’s character and called for the star’s legal team to settle the case ahead of a trial, scheduled to begin in October this year.