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'Desperate Housewives' Trial

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  1. 'Desperate Housewives' Retrial Set for September

    9:58 am PDT 04/18/2012
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    A jury failed to reach a verdict in March in the first trial between Nicollette Sheridan and ABC over whether she was terminated from "Housewives" as retaliation for complaining about an altercation with series creator Marc Cherry. READ MORE

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  2. Nicollette Sheridan, ABC Back in Court as Judge Considers Retrial of 'Housewives' Case

    5:00 am PDT 04/18/2012
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    After the fired actress' first trial ended in a hung jury, the two sides head to court Wednesday in her case seeking $5.7 million. READ MORE

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  3. 'Desperate Housewives' Jurors Shed Light on Mistrial (Analysis)

    7:14 pm PDT 03/19/2012
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    Two jurors, Beverly Crosby and Johnny Huynh, both said the case came down to the credibility of the witnesses. “There were a lot of people the jurors found not credible,” said Crosby. READ MORE

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  4. Mistrial Declared in 'Desperate Housewives' Case as Jury Leans Toward Sheridan

    12:09 pm PDT 03/19/2012
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    UPDATED: The jury said it was split 8-4 in favor of Nicollette Sheridan. READ MORE

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  5. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: ABC Lawyer Says 'No Settlement'

    4:36 pm PDT 03/16/2012
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    "The judge asked the two parties to talk," says ABC lead lawyer Adam Levin. "It went nowhere. I'm going to take another yoga class. Have a nice weekend." READ MORE

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  6. 'Desperate Housewives' Jury 'Hopelessly Deadlocked on a Verdict'

    1:56 pm PDT 03/16/2012
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    UPDATED: The jury is said by the judge to be split 8-4, though it was not specified which way it is leaning. READ MORE

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  7. 'Desperate Housewives' Jury Says It's Having Trouble Reaching a Verdict

    4:29 pm PDT 03/15/2012
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    The 12-person panel, which has been considering the evidence since closing arguments ended Wednesday afternoon, told the judge Thursday that they hadn't reached a verdict and were having a hard time doing so. READ MORE

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  8. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Closing Arguments Ask Jurors Who They Believe

    3:10 pm PDT 03/14/2012
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    Nicollette Sheridan is asking jurors to believe her emotional argument that "Housewives" producer Marc Cherry, ABC and Touchstone Television conspired to kill off her character. ABC is citing several witnesses who repeatedly said the decision to kill off Sheridan was made months before the Cherry/Sheridan fight. READ MORE

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  9. 'Housewives' Trial: ABC Lawyer Calls Sheridan 'Desperate' in Closing Argument

    12:17 pm PDT 03/14/2012
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    "A word has been on my mind and that word is 'desperate,' " ABC lead lawyer Adam Levin told the jury of Sheridan's case. READ MORE

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  10. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Sheridan Lawyer Hammers ABC in Closing Argument

    11:10 am PDT 03/14/2012
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    "Everyone at Touchstone was in the loop helping orchestrate the record," Baute tells the jury. "The got together to create a record of justifiable firing." READ MORE

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  11. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Judge Dismisses Battery Claim; Marc Cherry No Longer a Defendant

    12:17 pm PDT 03/13/2012
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    Judge Elizabeth Allen White issued a directed verdict dismissing the claim, meaning Cherry -- whom Nicollette Sheridan claims struck her on the set of the show -- is no longer involved. READ MORE

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  12. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Surprise Witness Suggests ABC Deleted Sheridan E-mails

    11:05 am PDT 03/13/2012
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    Michael Reinhart, a construction coordinator on the Marc Cherry-created series for all eight seasons, said he was "disturbed" by an email he saw but immediately erased it and tried to forget about it. READ MORE

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  13. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Judge Likely Will Allow Surprise Witness to Testify

    5:45 pm PDT 03/12/2012
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    Nicollette Sheridan's lawyer says a construction coordinator from the ABC series will appear Tuesday if he can be located and taken to court on time. READ MORE

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  14. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Sheridan's Lawyer Presses ABC Conspiracy Theory

    10:58 am PST 03/10/2012
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    Former "Housewives" writer Jeff Greenstein and former head of human resources at Touchstone studio Lynn Volk testified Friday. READ MORE

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  15. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Former ABC Chief Stephen McPherson Says He Approved Sheridan Firing Months Before Cherry Incident

    2:51 pm PST 03/09/2012
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    McPherson’s testimony was consistent with earlier statements by Cherry, former Touchstone studio head Mark Pedowitz and "Housewives" executive producer Sabrina Wind. READ MORE

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  16. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Producer Testifies Sheridan Was Late for Work '50 Percent of the Time'

    12:08 pm PST 03/09/2012
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    Executive producer George Perkins returned to the witness stand Friday morning and said he also had to talk to Nicollette Sheridan “multiple times” each season about not knowing her lines. READ MORE

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  17. 'Desperate Housewives' Major Character Death Revealed During Testimony

    3:32 pm PST 03/08/2012
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    The reports have been swirling for months about the final season's big death. Could this be it? READ MORE

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  18. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: James Denton Not Shocked Sheridan's Character Was Killed Off

    3:03 pm PST 03/08/2012
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    The actor said during testimony on Thursday he was "always" concerned that his own character, Mike Delfino, would be killed on the ABC soap. READ MORE

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  19. 'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Cherry Says He 'Hit' Sheridan as a Scene Demonstration

    1:22 pm PST 03/08/2012
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    The executive producer says he apologized to the actress for offending her, and that the two hugged and made up afterward. READ MORE

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  20. 'Desperate Housewives' Co-Stars Likely Won't Testify at Nicollette Sheridan Trial

    10:41 pm PST 03/07/2012
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    Lawyers indicate there won't be time for a group on the witness list that includes Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Neal McDonough, though James Denton might take the stand. READ MORE

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