Court Name: Small Claims Court or District Court

Dollar Limit: $5,000.

Where to Sue: Where defendant resides or does business. Corporation resides where it does business or maintains an office.

Service: Certified or registered mail with return receipt mailed by clerk, sheriff, constable or court-approved adult or licensed process server.

Hearing Date: Within 90 days from service.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: No provision.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to District Court within five days. At court's discretion there may be a new trial.

Special Provisions: No equitable relief.

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.