Lisa Kudrow loses court case
By Tribute News on February 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Lisa Kudrow has been ordered to pay her former manager $1.6 million. The former Friends actress lost a lawsuit Wednesday that had been brought by Scott Howard, who claimed she owed him a five per cent cut from her earnings due to an oral agreement they entered in 1991. The jury in Los Angeles Superior Court agreed with Scott and ordered the 50-year-old actress to pay him the huge sum in residuals. However, Lisa plans to appeal the decision. Scott's lead attorney Mark Baute said: ''What generally happens now with unsophisticated actress clients is they overpay for filing a frivolous appeal that has no chance for success. The verdict is rock solid, and we look forward to collecting 10 percent, $16,000 a month, in post-judgment interest while their frivolous appeal is pending. We will collect that interest for two years, which is how long it will take for the Court of Appeal to affirm this jury's righteous verdict.'' Scott first sued Lisa months after she fired him in 2008. During that court case, it emerged that Lisa was initially paid $13,5000 for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the sitcom, which later rose to a staggering $1.04 million per episode plus $5 million in other compensation. In the 16 years he worked for the actress, it is estimated Scott made $11 million in commission.