Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $5,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides, has regular business or is employed, or where injury occurred. Nonresident individual defendants Any county. Corporation resides where principal office is. Nonresident corporate defendants Where plaintiff resides.

Service: Certified Mail, sheriff or non-party adult (May be an attorney for a party). If refused, clerk remails and service is presumed.

Hearing Date: Set by court; at least 60 days from filing of complaint (90 days for out-of-state defendants).

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If either side counterclaims for more than $2,500 or if defendant requests jury trial, case tried under regular civil procedure of Court.

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

Special Provisions: No equitable relief. No discovery. Jury trials not allowed.

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.