Actress Julianna Margulies is officially heading to court.
The star of “The Good Wife” has been battling her former managers D/F Management, who sued her for unpaid commissioner for more than $420,000. An attempt to dismiss the case has now been rejected by a judge and the actress will now likely have to go to a jury trial on Oct. 9, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“We are disappointed that the Court believed issues of fact prevented it from dismissing the case at this point when the case is a dispute between New York residents and when New York law would clearly not permit it to go forward,” Margulies attorney Sheldon Eisenberg of Drinker Biddle & Reath said in a statement to the press. “In any event, none of our defenses, including the statute of frauds, have been eliminated from the case and we remain confident that D/F’s claims will be shown to be meritless.”
The claim stems from Margulies’ statement that an 2009 agreement with her former ICM agent Steve Dontanville and talent manager Frank Frattaroli at D/F was never put in writing. Margulies later terminated her relationship with D/F Management in late April 2011, which was just under two years after the debut of her CBS series.
However, the judge decided to dismiss the motion for summary judgement for the actress.