A judge has declared a mistrial in former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination suit against ABC Studios and ABC Entertainment, according to Deadline.
Judge Elizabeth Allen White announced her decision on Monday after the 12-person jury returned to court unable to reach a decision. Last week, the jury told the judge it was deadlocked in an 8-4 decision. On Monday, the jury foreman indicated the split was in Sheridan's favor, according to Deadline. Lawyers for both sides of the case say they plan to seek a new trial.
Desperate Housewives Trial: Judge Dismisses Battery Charge Against Marc Cherry
Sheridan claims she was wrongfully fired from Desperate Housewives after she claimed that creator Marc Cherry hit her. Last week, the judge dropped the battery charge against Cherry.
A meeting to determine a retrial date has been set for April 13.