Unhappy over the results of her suit against ABC and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Nicollette Sheridan has demanded a re-trial.
The jury was dead-locked at a vote of 8-4 in the trial, with 9 votes being needed in Nicollette’s favor in order to award punitive damages.
ABC is asking the court award them a victory but lawyers for the actress are asking for a re-trial because they believe they could pick up that 9th vote with a new pool of jurors.
“The record establishes a conscious disregard for Sheridan and reveals that Cherry and Touchstone sought to penalize her and deprive her of significant income because she had the audacity to complain about being struck by her boss while at work.”
ABC insists that her character’s story line had run it’s course, so there is no wrongful termination involved with her being killed off on the show.
The hearing is set for April 13 in Los Angeles.