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Arrest warrant for Anita Baker is dismissed

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DETROIT -- A Michigan judge has dismissed an arrest warrant that had been issued for Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker.

A Wayne County Circuit judge had signed off on the warrant last week. It was sought by the lawyer for a company that says Baker owes it $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe home.

Judge Edward Ewell said Monday that while the warrant has been dismissed, the lawsuit over the money will continue at a hearing in April.

The singer's lawyer has said Baker didn't know she had been sued in 2011 by Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating.

The company's lawyer says he wants to see his client get paid for the work it did.

This wasn't the first time Baker has faced the possibility of jail. In 2010, a judge threatened to lock her up if she didn't agree to give some of her music royalties to her ex-husband as part of their divorce.

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