03/18/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Jewel, by her former manager Inga Vainshtein, who says she discovered the 24-year-old singer five years ago in a San Diego coffee house, for more than $10 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The suit alleges that Jewel wrongfully terminated Vainshtein's contract without cause and that Jewel's mother, Lenedra Carroll, induced Jewel to end the contract so she could earn the commissions herself.

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