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Nicollette Sheridan

Hung Jury In 'Housewives' Trial

3/19/2012 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



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The judge has declared a mistrial in the Nicollette Sheridan vs. "Desperate Housewives" wrongful termination trial ... which means nobody wins ... and nobody loses ... but it looks like the stage is set for a retrial.

Nicollette's lawyer just walked out of the courtroom and told reporters he plans to re-try the case. The other option is to hammer out a settlement ... but they were unable to do that when they tried last Friday.

Plus, Sheridan's lawyer says the jury had voted 8 to 4 in favor of Nicollette ... just one vote shy of a verdict ... and he's obviously confident he'll get the win next time around.

As for bitterness, it's front and center ... Nicollette's lawyer called Disney the "Unhappiest place on Earth."

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A lawyer for Disney spoke after today's hearing as well, sounding quite triumphant. Two of the jurors, both of whom sided with Nicollette, spoke about the case and some of things that went into their decision.  

As we previously reported, Nicollette sued ABC for wrongful termination -- claiming creator Marc Cherry slapped her on set ... and when she complained, the network fired her. 

The judge dismissed the battery accusation against Marc last Tuesday -- leaving only the wrongful termination claim against the network ... and today, the jury told court they could not reach a verdict.

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16.

Pazazzle    

Good for Sheridan! All the comments below sound like they were Cherry-picked by Disney campers. HA! She's actually a cool, classy lady — met her a few times, and she's super funny AND Kojak's daughter too. She's worked too long and consistent to be the bitch the bitters below say she is. Hasn't Cherry had real career swings? The guys on Entourage sure didn't like him as anyone who ever saw that episode where a very Cherry dude is totally pooed on.

915 days ago
17.

rosa    

Nic needs to go away & be thankful she got the gig to begin with. No one even knew who she was before this and now no one seems to care either lol

915 days ago
18.

rosa    

Nic don't go away mad. Just go away lol

915 days ago
19.

would watch this    

It is their money!!!! Jurors likely thought just give her the money. Glad the others held out. Plus homophobia is in play here. I hope they fight it again otherwise the next actor killed off will sue. Kojak? Okay. ABC basically won. It would have been easy for the four to give in. Glad they did not!!

915 days ago
20.

Lisa    

She needs to put her big girl panties on and deal with the fact that it OVER!! She's in a twist because she was axed from the show, besides, who cares! Your not what you think.

915 days ago
21.

Lisa    

She needs to put her big girl panties on and deal with the fact that it OVER!! She's in a twist because she was axed from the show, besides, who cares! Your not what you think.

915 days ago
22.

prameela    

Madness

915 days ago
23.

MGM    

There were WINNERS on both sides...THE LAWYERS!!

915 days ago
24.

Rolm    

Time for this skank to get a job. Stop dreaming and hopping for free money. Hats off to Disney for refusing to settle with this skank.

915 days ago
25.

Stormy    

It's unfortunate that Mark Cherry was dropped from this lawsuit, I would love to see that douche get exactly what he deserves! Nicollette will be the victor in the end, as she should, ABC/Disney deserves what's coming to them and oh so much more!!

915 days ago
26.

Tom Jones    

Well-hung jury? (thx M. Python!)

914 days ago
27.

c    

I know this women personally. She aint ugly actually still very hot for her age damn near 50. Shes cool but she got a side to her most people will never get to see. Ive said enough unless you know money talks bull**** walks.

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