Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $5,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or does substantial business or where breach or injury occurred. Corporation resides where it has principal office or where it does business.

Service: Certified or registered mail, any disinterested adult resident. For evictions, personal service required.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed; required for assignees.

Transfer: If either side requests jury trial or if defendant files compulsory counterclaim for more than $5,000, case tried under regular civil procedure of Court.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to Court of Appeals within 45 days (15 days in eviction cases).

Special Provisions: Prevailing party may be awarded attorney fees up to $100 on judgments more than $1,000. Jury trial available. Evening and Saturday sessions available. A motion for a new trial must be made within 20 days of judgment.

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.