Lisa Kudrow's plea for a new trial denied

Actress LISA KUDROW's motion for a new trial in the legal battle with her former manager Scott Howard has been denied.

In February (14), the former Friends star was ordered to pay Howard $1.6 million for breaching a verbal agreement but asked for a new trial, claiming the weight of evidence did not justify the ruling, and that one juror told others to ignore certain instructions.

However, in a decision handed down on Tuesday (10Jun14), a judge said the evidence was sufficient for the court's decision and allegations regarding the jury were insufficient.

The ruling reads, "All jurors were encouraged to share their impressions of the evidence with the other jurors. There is an instruction that jurors can disregard instructions that they deem do not apply."

Howard's lawyer Mark D. Baute tells TheWrap.com, "(The) bulk of Kudrow's motion is taken up with a re-hash of her spin on the evidence that the jury heard and considered, ignoring all of the evidence which ultimately undermined Kudrow's contrived and fundamentally illogical defense position in this case. Hearing these arguments for a second or third time does not make them anymore (sic) believable."

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