Court Name:Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $3,000.

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

Service: Personal Service, or court clerk's certified mail with return receipt.

Hearing Date: 15-45 days from service.

Attorneys: Not allowed.

Transfer: If either side requests or defendant counterclaims for more than $3,000, case tried under regular civil procedure of Court. Either party may transfer to regular District Court procedure.

Appeals: If trial was before district court magistrate, by either side for new trial; to Small Claims District Court judge within 7 days. Otherwise, not allowed.

Special Provisions: No equitable relief. Right to sue may not be transferred. No libel or slander, intentional torts or fraud cases. No jury trial. Limit of five claims per plaintiff. May not file more than five claims in one week. Court may refer cases to mediation or arbitration.

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.