In 1982, Anita Baker signed a record deal with Beverly Glen Music, Inc. (plaintiff). The contract paid Baker less than $6,000 annually. After her first album, Warner Communications, Inc. (defendant) offered Baker a better deal. Baker left Beverly and signed with Warner. Beverly sued Baker seeking to enjoin her from performing for Warner. The injunction was denied based on a California law prohibiting courts from enjoining the breach of a personal-services contract unless the service is unique, and the employee makes at least $6,000 annually. After the denial, Beverly sued Warner, seeking to enjoin Warner from hiring Baker. The trial court denied this injunction as well. Beverly appealed.