Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $3,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides, where breach or injury occurred or where plaintiff resides and defendant is found. Corporation resides where it has office or agent.

Service: Certified mail with return receipt, if impossible sheriff will serve.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If defendant files compulsory counterclaim for more than $3,000, case tried under regular civil procedure of Court, unless both sides agree not to transfer case.

Appeals: By either side for new trial; to regular Circuit Court judge within 10 days.

Special Provisions: No discovery. No jury trial. Right to sue may not be transferred. Limit of 6 claims a year per plaintiff. Defendant may file counterclaim against plaintiff any time up to 10 days after service of process and before the hearing date.

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.