Cougar Town star Christa Miller is embroiled in a legal battle with her manager over commission payments from her role in the hit TV show.

Jill Littman has filed suit against Miller, who is married to Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence, over allegations she helped the actress land a part in the show but didn't receive the agreed compensation for her efforts.

Littman filed documents at Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming Miller violated a verbal agreement to pay her 10 per cent of her earnings from the show and is owed almost $200,000 in commissions, according to

Miller reportedly paid Littman for her work on the first season of Cougar Town, but Littman alleges she has not received any more money from the star.