"I very, very strongly urge you to continue settlement discussions," Judge Elizabeth Allen White told the attorneys for both sides. She then set a retrial date for Sept. 10.
The former Desperate Housewives actress is seeking $5.7 million in damages for being wrongfully fired from the show after she claimed that creator Marc Cherry hit her. Last month, the judge dropped the battery charge against Cherry. Her case against ABC ended in a mistrial after the 12-person jury returned to court unable to reach a decision.