Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $1,800.

Where to sue: Where defendant resides, does business, or where injury occurred. Corporation resides where it does business or maintains registered office or resident agent.

Service: Sheriff, deputy, attorney or court-approved adult, certified mail.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Generally not allowed, but if one party uses an attorney (or is an attorney); all parties shall have the opportunity to have an attorney.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $1,800 but less than dollar limit of District Court, judge will decide case or allow defendant to transfer to court of competent jurisdiction.

Appeals: By either side for new trial; to District Court within 10 days.

Special Provisions: Limit of 10 claims a year per plaintiff. Right to sue may not be transferred. No discovery. Replevin may be granted if value of property is $1800 or less. Jury trials not allowed.

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.