Court Name: Small Claims Court or Metropolitan Court

Dollar Limit: $10,000.

Where To Sue: Where plaintiff or defendant resides or where breach or injury occurred. Corporation resides where it has an office or agent.

Service: By mail, and if no response, personal service by sheriff or court-approved adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed; required for corporations.

Transfer: No provision.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to District Court within 15 days.

Special Provisions: Jury trial available. Voluntary mediation programs available in all Metropolitan Courts. Metropolitan Court also has jurisdiction over contested parking violations or vehicle operation regulations.

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.