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Lisa Kudrow to appeal court-ordered $1.6M payment to ex-manager

Not everyone can be Lisa Kudrow's friend, the actress has learned. A Los Angeles jury ordered the former "Friends" star to pay $1.6 million to her former manager Scott Howard in a Wednesday ruling.

Howard sued Kudrow for breach of contract, claiming that he negotiated residuals for the actress from the reruns and syndication airings of the hit NBC series, which ran from 1994-2004. He said he was owed money from that and other deals he set up even after she fired him in 2007.

"The jury's verdict is merely one step in the legal process," Kudrow's lawyer Gerald Sauer told Deadline, indicating that the outcome would be appealed.

"The verdict is rock solid, and we look forward to collecting 10 percent, $16,000 a month, in post-judgment interest while the frivolous appeal is pending," Howard's lead attorney Mark Baute, who also represents Nicollette Sheridan in her termination suit against ABC's "Desperate Housewives," also told Deadline.