Sat 19 Nov 2005
Court Name: Circuit Court or Justice Court
Dollar Limit: $5,000.
Where to Sue: Where defendant resides or is found or where injury occurred. Contracts Where performance expected.
Service: Certified mail with return receipt, sheriff, constable or court-approved adult.
Hearing Date: Set by court.
Attorneys: Not allowed unless court consents.
Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $5,000, case goes to regular docket of appropriate court. If defendant's claim is greater than $750 and she or he requests jury trial, case goes to Circuit Court.
Appeals: Circuit Court: no appeal. Justice Court: by defendant (or plaintiff that counterclaims) for new trial; to Circuit Court within ten days.
Special Provisions: Defendant must answer within 14 days or lose by default. Cases may be referred to mediation or arbitration.
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.