Judge Michael Stern ruled Friday that Sheridan’s case couldn’t proceed because the actress should have exhausted her claims to a labor commissioner before pursuing a trial.
Sheridan was seeking a re-trial on her claim that she was fired from “Desperate Housewives” because she complained that the show’s creator Marc Cherry hit her on the head in 2008 on the set.
A jury in 2012 deadlocked 8-4 in Sheridan’s favor that ABC had retaliated against Sheridan.
Adam Levin, an attorney for ABC, said the network was pleased with the ruling.
Sheridan’s lawyers say they plan to appeal.