Court Name: Justice Court

Dollar Limit: $5,000.

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

Service: Sheriff, deputy, constable or disinterested adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: No provision.

Appeals: By either side for new trial; to District Court within ten days. District Court will try the appeal in accordance with Small Claims Court procedures, except that a record of the trial will be maintained.

Special Provisions: May request jury trial. Right to sue may not be transferred. Evening sessions available. Assignees cannot sue. Defendant must counterclaim at least 2 days before trial.

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.