Trial begins in 'Desperate Housewives' firing case

FILE - This undated photo from ABC shows, from left, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross toasting one another in a scene from ABC's "Desperate Housewives." According to a person familiar with ABC's plans for the drama, next season will be its last. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the network and producers hadn't authorized public comment. ABC, which is scheduled to discuss its fall schedule at a news conference Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 declined comment. (AP Photo/ABC, Peter Stone)

February 29, 2012 4:53:43 PM PST
Nicollette Sheridan was fired from "Desperate Housewives" for standing up to the series' creator after he struck her in the head, her attorney said Wednesday during opening statements in her wrongful termination trial.