H.E.R. Sues Record Label; Wants To Void Contract
H.E.R. filed a lawsuit against her label, MBK Entertainment, hoping to void her contract. She is accusing the label of violating a California labor code, section 2855 aka the Seven-Year Rule. The code “prohibits the enforcement beyond seven years of a contract (such as the Agreement) to render services of a special, unique, extraordinary or intellectual character.” H.E.R. is not only signed to MBK Entertainment but the label owner, Jeff Robinson, is also her manager. She claims Robinson fired the law firm that originally represented her in negotiations and recruited his own lawyers to handle her deals. H.E.R. signed to MBK when she was 14 years old and wants the court to rule the contract is unenforceable. She also seeks restitution and court costs.