Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $2,700.

Where To Sue: Where defendant or agent resides or does business or where breach or injury occurred. Corporation resides where it does business or has agent.

Service: Certified mail or sheriff sent according to court instructions.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Not allowed.

Transfer: Defendant may request transfer of case from small claims court to County Court docket. Must request transfer at least 2 days before the hearing time and must pay the difference in fees between the small claims court and the regular docket of County Court. By law, plaintiff cannot object to transfer. After transfer, both the defendant and plaintiff may have an attorney. Jury trial must be requested when transfer is requested.

Appeals: By either side for new trial; to District Court within 30 days. Attorneys are allowed, but jury trial is not permitted.

Special Provisions: Equitable relief available. Right to sue may not be transferred. Limit of 2 claims a week up to10 claims a year per plaintiff.

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.