Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $10,000.

Where to sue: Where defendant resides, is employed, or where injury or property damage occurred.

Service: Certified or registered mail (binding on defendant who refuses to accept), peace officer, or court-appointed individual.

Hearing Date: Not less than 15 days from service.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: Defendant (or plaintiff against whom a counterclaim has been filed) or judge may transfer case to regular district court.

Appeals: For claims over $50, by either side for review of law, not facts; to Superior Court within 30 days.

Special Provisions: Equitable relief available. Defendant must file written answer within 20 days of service or lose by default. Arbitration may be ordered in counterclaim for less than $3,000. Court may order installment payments. No cases against the state.

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.