Court Name: Circuit Court or Justice Court

Dollar Limit: $5,000.

Where to Sue: Where defendant resides or is found or where injury occurred. Contracts Where performance expected.

Service: Certified mail with return receipt, sheriff, constable or court-approved adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Not allowed unless court consents.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $5,000, case goes to regular docket of appropriate court. If defendant's claim is greater than $750 and she or he requests jury trial, case goes to Circuit Court.

Appeals: Circuit Court: no appeal. Justice Court: by defendant (or plaintiff that counterclaims) for new trial; to Circuit Court within ten days.

Special Provisions: Defendant must answer within 14 days or lose by default. Cases may be referred 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.