Judge in Shakira Labor Lawsuit Rules in Singer's Favor (UPDATED)

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Shakira may be preparing for her court battle with ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua, who sued the superstar for $100 million, but The Voice judge has just won her case in a different lawsuit with two former employees named Divier Hernández and Maritza de Avila. 

The employees, who claimed that the Colombian pop star never paid them for hours worked -- and claimed that Shaki owed them back payments and that she fired them for no reason -- had initially demanded $250,000 as compensation, but earlier today the judge assigned to the case ruled in favor of the singer, dictating a sentence of a payment of 968 euros, a sum substantially less than the 12K offered by her to them at the time of the termination of the professional relationship.

The ruling also discarded all allegations related to supposed threats, establishing that "not even minimal evidence has been presented to support the existence of such threats", leaving it clear that the singer has no participation in the claims by the other party.

The lawsuit was originally filed in July of 2012 in Barcelona.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that Shakira was ordered to pay her former employees 264K. Shakira paid 968 euros, a sum substantially less than the 12K offered by her to them at the time of the termination of the professional relationship.

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