Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $4,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or injury occurred. Contracts Where obligation incurred. Nonresident defendants Where found. Corporation resides where it has an office or agent.

Service: Certified or registered mail, peace officer or court- approved disinterested adult (except in eviction suits).

Hearing Date: Defendant must appear within 20 days; hearing set within 5-20 days thereafter.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: If defendant requests jury trial or counterclaims for more than $4,000, case tried under regular civil procedure of District Court.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to District Court within 20 days.

Special Provisions: No equitable relief. No jury trial. Resident defendants have 20 days and nonresidents have 60 days to answer or lose by default. Written pleadings not required. Court may order installment payments including garnishments, where the amount involved does not exceed $4000. Replevin may be granted of value of property is $4000 or less.

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.