Many Ohio residents are likely to have been fans of the hit T.V. show "Friends." Although the show ended in 2004, the actors on the show continue to earn money for residuals when the show earns money from sales, projects or reruns. In 2008, actress Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe on the show, was sued by her former manager for $50,000 in fees from residuals. The lawsuit recently ended with a verdict in favor of the manager for $1.6 million for past and future economic losses.
Kudrow did not dispute that she and her ex-manager had made an oral contract, which ended in 2007. The oral contract provided that the manager would receive 10 percent of whatever Kudrow earned in income while he was her manager. Kudrow's ex-manager alleged that Kudrow was in breach of contract for not paying him a percentage of her residuals earned.