Court Name: Magistrate Court

Dollar Limit:: $15,000. Where To Sue: Where defendant resides.

Service: Constable or court-approved adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $15,000; to appropriate court depending on amount.

Appeals: By either side for new trial; to Superior Court within 30 days.

Special Provisions: Equitable relief available. Defendant must answer within 30 days or lose by default. No jury trial. Court may order installment payments. Defendant must answer complaint (in writing or orally) within 30 days to avoid default.

Entity to Sue: Sony BMG is a Delaware-based General Partnership with its principal place of business in New York. It, however, does business in all fifty states. The Court should serve a copy of the complaint on:

  • SONY BMG Music Entertainment
  • c/o Corporation Service Company, Registered Agent
  • 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400
  • Wilmington, DE 19808
  • (302) 636-5401


Court rules may change at any time. Contact the Clerk of your local Court to verify the accuracy of this information and to get copies of any necessary forms.