Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $6,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides, debt arose or contract signed. Damage to land or buildings Where property is. Corporations Where principal office is, where officer resides, where any co-defendant is sued or where injury occurred. Nonresident corporations Where it has property or debts due, where agent is found, where any co- defendant is sued, where injury occurred or where plaintiff resides.

Service: Certified mail by court clerk with return receipt, sheriff or court-approved disinterested adult.

Hearing Date: 10-60 days from filing of complaint.

Attorneys: Allowed, but can't charge more than 10% of judgment in uncontested cases.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $4,500 or if court grants defendant request, case tried under regular civil procedure of District Court, unless both parties agree in writing to stay in Small Claims Court.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to Supreme Court within 30 days.

Special Provisions: Only cases to recover money, personal property or debt-payment distribution to several creditors. No libel or slander cases. Jury trial available. Collection agents may not sue. Right to sue may not be transferred.

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.