R&B vocalist Debra Laws and Spirit Productions have sued Elektra/Asylum Records, alleging that the label has repeatedly breached Laws' 1979 production agreement.

LOS ANGELES -- R&B vocalist Debra Laws and Spirit Productions have sued Elektra/Asylum Records, alleging that the label has repeatedly breached Laws' 1979 production agreement.

The suit was filed July 22 in California Superior Court in Los Angeles (case no. BC318848).

Laws -- sister of flautist Hubert Laws and saxophonist Ronnie Laws -- claims that Jennifer Lopez's song and video "All I Have," from her 2002 album "This is Me ... Then," utilized samples and loops from Laws' 1981 debut, "Very Special," without permission.

The action also claims that Elektra failed to provide royalty statements or payments to Laws, and failed to inform her that "Very Special" would be remastered.

Laws and Spirit Productions seek unspecified damages.

A spokesperson for Elektra parent Warner Music Group says the company does not comment on pending litigation.