Friends star Lisa Kudrow has been ordered to pay her former manager $1.6m (£963,000) in earnings from her work on the hit show.
A jury in Los Angeles made the ruling in favour of Scott Howard, who claimed he had an oral agreement with the actress and was owed a percentage of her income from her time on the sitcom.
The 50-year-old played Phoebe Buffay in the show, which ran from 1994 to 2004.
After the show she went on to play roles in films such as P.S. I Love You.
Her Friends character was renowned for performing songs in the fictional coffee shop Central Perk – the most famous one being Smelly Cat.
The actress argued that she had already paid Scott Howard more than $11m before they parted ways in 2007 after a 16-year working relationship.
Evidence heard during the trial suggested Kudrow was earning more than $1m an episode by the end of the show’s run.