The judge in the Nicollette Sheridan lawsuit against ABC refused to drop the case on Wednesday and set a new trial date for September.
The former Desperate Housewives star is suing ABC for wrongful termination and asking for millions of dollars. Nicollette claims she was fired because she complained about an alleged assault by creator Marc Cherry.
Our RumorFix reporter at the courthouse tells us the defense argued that this lawsuit would discourage other producers from exercising their first amendment rights to kill off characters when they see fit.
Judge Elizabeth Allen White didn’t buy it — and set the new jury trial for September 10 -25.