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Judge Dismisses Nicollette Sheridan’s Battery Claim Against Marc Cherry

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 15:  Newly-crowned Miss America Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska (5th L), appears with pageant judges (L-R) writer and producer Marc Cherry, Miss America 1990 Dr. Debbye Turner Bell, talk show host and comedian Joy Behar, dancer Tony Dovolani, actress Marilu Henner, designer Dr. Taryn Rose and recording artist Mark Wills during a news conference at the 2011 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marc Cherry;Debbye Turner Bell;Joy Behar;Tony Dovolani;Teresa Scanlan;Marilu Henner;Taryn Rose;Mark Wills

The ongoing cringe-inducer that is Nicolette Sheridan's wrongful termination suit just induced another cringe when the judge dismissed Sheridan's battery claim against Marc Cherry this afternoon, which means that Cherry is no longer a defendant in the case. The wrongful termination suit, though, is still extant, and can proceed because the judge's ruling isn't that Cherry never struck Sheridan but rather that there was no intent to harm her. As enjoyably trashy as this trial has been — which is very — the sooner it wraps up, the sooner The Good Wife can reinterpret the material.

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