December 8 [14:00 EDT] -- California labor laws may be on the side of R&B artist Toni Braxton, which would be just fine with her.
According to "The Hollywood Reporter," the multi-platinum selling singer filed a suit to be released from her contract with Arista and LaFace records in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. Braxton cited a law that states employers may not enforce labor or service after seven years. Braxton has been under contract to Arista's label LaFace records since 1989. If a judge agrees to enforce the law, Braxton will be freed from her contract.
The Grammy-winning Braxton has released two albums on LaFace records, "Toni Braxton" and "Secrets," which collectively sold more than 15 million units. "The Reporter" stated that a source claims Braxton still owes LaFace five albums according to her current agreement. The Braxton camp says that Arista et. al. has already earned more than $170 million from the artist's records thus far.