Sat 19 Nov 2005
Court Name: Concilation Court
Dollar Limit: $7,000
Where to Sue: Where defendant resides or where injury or property damage occurred. Corporation resides where it does business or has a resident agent.
Service: First class mail (certified mail if claim is over $2,500), sheriff or court-approved adult.
Attorneys: Not allowed except with court's permission; required for corporations.
Transfer: By either side on jury demand or if defendant counterclaims for more than $3,500, case tried under regular civil procedure of County Court.
Appeals: By either side for new trial; to regular division of County Court within 20 days. (Jury trial permitted upon appeal).
Special Provisions: No cases involving ownership of real estate. No jury trial. No pre-trial attachments or garnishments. Court may order installment payments. Defendant must file counterclaim within 5 days of the trial date. If defendant counterclaims over jurisdictional limit and files in an other court, clerk will strike the Small Claims case from calendar. Educational institution may bring actions to recover student loans, even though defendant is not a county resident.
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.