Court Name: Small Claims Court or Special Civil Part

Dollar Limit: $2,000 (Small Claims); $10,000 (Special Civil Part)

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

Service: Certified mail, sheriff, sergeant-at arms, court- approved adult, or Officers of the Special Civil Part.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If defendant requests jury trial or counterclaims for more than $2000, case tried under regular civil procedure of Civil Part.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to Appellate Division of Superior Court within 45 days.

Special Provisions: Only contract, property damage caused by motor vehicles and landlord-tenant security deposit cases. Right to sue may not be transferred. Jury trials are available by written demand or court order.

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.