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Arrest Warrant For Singer Anita Baker Dismissed

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Anita Baker sings the National Anthem before Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Anita Baker sings the National Anthem before Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) – 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.

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

Baker tells WXYZ-TV she’s grateful the judge lifted the warrant.

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.

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