Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $7,500.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides. Nonresident defendants where plaintiff designates. Corporation resides where it does business.

Service: Certified or registered mail, sheriff, deputy, attorney in case or court-approved disinterested adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $7,500, case tried under docket of common pleas.

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

Special Provisions: Jury trial available. Defendant must answer within 20 days (30 days if claim is for less than $25) or lose by default. No cases for more than $100 against the state and no real estate cases.

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.