Court Name: District Court, Magistrate's Division

Dollar Limit: $4,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or where breach or injury occurred.

Service: Certified or registered mail with return receipt, sheriff or court-approved disinterested adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court; at least 14 days from service.

Attorneys: Not allowed.

Transfer: No provision.

Appeals: By either side for new trial; within 30 days to magistrate other than previous jurist.

Special Provisions: No jury trial. Right to sue may not be transferred. No punitive damages; no damages for pain or suffering.

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.