Sat 19 Nov 2005
Court Name: Small Claims Court
Dollar Limit: $1,500.
Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or does business.
Service: Certified or registered mail. If that fails, sheriff or constable.
Hearing Date: 20-40 days from service.
Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $1,500 or requests jury trial or at judge's discretion, case tried under regular civil procedure of District Court or Circuit Court.
Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to Circuit Court within 10 days.
Special Provisions: Limited equitable relief available. Limit of 25 claims a year per plaintiff. No discovery. No libel, slander, alienation of affection, malicious prosecution, class action, or abuse of process actions. Jury trials are only allowed if defendant makes a written request within at least seven days before hearing date; case is then transferred to regular court.
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.