Sat 19 Nov 2005
Court Name: Small Claims Court or Justice of the Peace Court
Dollar Limit: $5,000
Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or is found. Corporation resides where it has principal place of business. Nonresident defendants - Where breach or injury occurred.
Service: Certified or registered mail, sheriff, deputy, deputized process-server or court-approved adult.
Hearing Date: 3-12 days from service.
Attorneys: Allowed. If one party gets one, the other may, if desired, have continuance to obtain counsel.
Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to District Court within 10 days.
Special Provisions: Jury trial available. No formal pleadings required. Arbitration is available in some circumstances.
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.