Teri Hatcher Sued Again For Skin Care Product Polygamy

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Teri Hatcher Sued Again For Skin Care Product Polygamy

Fri Feb 01, 2008 @ 12:20PM PST

Posted by Eriq Gardner

Hatcherteri An exclusive skin care product endorsement that "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher signed in 2005 has developed into a rash of lawsuits.

According to court documents, Hatcher signed a deal with Hydroderm in 2005 to pitch its brand of "City Cosmetics." In December, Hydroderm sued Hatcher for violating this "exclusive" deal when she posed for photos with CityLips pout plumper, a competing makeup line. Hatcher's lawyers responded by demanding the action be taken out of court and into arbitration proceedings, as pursuant to the original contract.

Now, in Los Angeles Superior Court, the company that acted as a "Guaranty" for Hatcher's original contract is also suing Hatcher and her company, Wannabe Productions.

Alena, LLC, a Delaware insurer, has no arbitration provision, and is thus demanding in its complaint that a court issue an injunction preventing Hatcher from pursuing arbitration. Alena also wants unspecified "further relief." Insert your own skin care joke here.

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