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Anita Baker's Lawyer, Jamal Hamood Says Singer Owes Him Nearly $69,000

Anita Baker performs the national anthem before Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Anita Baker performs the national anthem before Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

DETROIT (AP) -- A lawyer who represented Anita Baker against allegations that she failed to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home is suing the singer, saying she owes him money.

Jamal Hamood filed a $150,000 lawsuit against Baker on Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

It was Hamood who earlier this year said Baker was wrongly accused by a company that says the Grammy-winning vocalist owes it $15,000.

Now, Hamood tells WXYZ-TV ( http://bit.ly/1pDIIlz ) Baker owes him for more than a year of work. According to Hamood, Baker owes him nearly $69,000 for salary, travel and other expenses.

A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with a representative of Baker's record label. She does not have a listed telephone number.

A status conference on the lawsuit is scheduled for Jan. 2.

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