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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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HowardChad    

my classmate's mother makes $84/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site CashLazy.com

948 days ago
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Liz    

The judge declares a mistrial, not the jury itself.

948 days ago
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Ozzie X    

The jury is now hung. I'd like to see pictures.

948 days ago
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D. Potter    

Don't go away mad Nicollette, just go away...

948 days ago
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Strokadellic    

Michael Bolton tapped the dog sh*t out of that ass.

948 days ago
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obama'saracist    

she is a nasty soft porn looking piece of trash with no clue about the real world just like all the other fakewood celebs

948 days ago
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charley    

GOOD MAKE THIS UGLY AZZ BITCH SPEND MORE MONEY ON LWAYERS FOR ANOTHER TRIAL AND LET THAT ONE FIND DHW'S INNOCENT...HATE THIS SKANKY AZZ WHORE...HOPE SHE GETS HIT BY A MACK TURCK.....CAUSE THIS BITCH WONT EVER GET ANOTHER GIG AGAIN...SHE WILL BE BLACKLISTED AS A TROUBLEMAKER AND BAD ACTRESS!

948 days ago
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TMZ_Admin    

Harvey: How hung were they?

948 days ago
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Amber    

Who cares, this woman needs to go away already!

948 days ago
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Me    

Oh, she's just disgruntled because they killed off her character. She's a walking bitch. You never hear anything positive out of her, she always seems so bitter whenever there is a story concerning her, or when she is out in public. She should be glad she had a job for as long as she did.

Given how long it had been before DH, since she had worked, and how long it's been since she was killed off the show, she's not going to get any more work any time soon. All reports lead to her being a nightmare bitch to work with, which is clearly the basis for this law suit. She needs the money, cause no one else is gonna hire her.

948 days ago
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Joey    

NICOLETTE YOU ARE WAY PAST YOUR TIME YOU ARE A SKANKY OLD HO-BAG THAT SHOULD RETIRE AND NOT TRY TO MILK DISNEY FOR SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T DESERVE BITZH

948 days ago
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janet    

Charcters on TV shows get written off all the time. Nothing new. Isn't this the last season? Whatever, go for a re-trial. Enjoy the re-run royalities.

948 days ago
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BigRedFan    

Cherry had an agenda and his agenda was to get Nicolette fired. He not only hit her, he got his goons to cover his tracks, etc. When you're gay in Hollywood, you can get people to do just about anything for you, including lie. Cherry will get his soon enough.

948 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

I would say that a 'hung' jury would be more appealing for Marc Cherry (yes homo)

948 days ago
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Pazazzle    

Sheridan's a straight-forward, brave and engaging class act. Kojak's daughter kicked some butt today. Score one for the good guys/girls in Hollywood for a change.

948 days ago
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