Court Name: Small Claims Court, General District Court, or Circuit Court

Dollar Limit:: $1,000 (Small Claims Court); $3,000: except evictions (General District Court); $15,000 (Circuit Court)

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides, is employed or regularly transacts business, or where breach or injury occurred.

Service: Sheriff or court-approved adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Not allowed unless bringing their own suit.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $1,000 and requests transfer, case tried in appropriate court.

Appeals: By either side for new trial on claims more than $50; to Circuit Court within 10 days.

Special Provisions: Jury trials are not allowed except on appeals.

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.