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Housewives Trial Ends in Mistrial

Jurors deadlocked in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful dismissal suit against Marc Cherry
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:47 PM CDT
Housewives Trial Ends in Mistrial
Nicollette Sheridan leaves at County Courthouse on March 14, 2012 in Los Angeles.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – With jurors deadlocked 8-4 in favor of actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful dismissal lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and ABC, a Los Angeles judge has declared a mistrial. After three days of deliberations, jurors could not get the ninth vote they needed to reach a verdict, reports CNN. Sheridan had sought $5.7 million in damages, and contends that Cherry killed off her character after she complained that he hit her during rehearsals. Sheridan's lawyer says he will re-try the case, reports the AP. Stay tuned. (Read more Desperate Housewives stories.)

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