Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $2,500.

Where To Sue: Where either side resides. Corporation resides where it does business.

Service: Certified or registered mail (binding on defendant who refuses to accept), sheriff, deputy, constable or court-approved adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed; required for corporations, except close and family corporations with less than $1 million in assets.

Transfer: If defendant counterclaims for more than $1,500 and court approves, case tried under regular civil procedure of District Court.

Appeals: By defendant only for new trial; but if plaintiff is consumer and defendant is manufacturer/seller whose failure to file answer results in default, defendant forfeits right to appeal; to Superior Court for new trial.

Special Provisions: No personal injury or property damage cases. Court may order installment payments. Consumers may bring actions for contracts (including sale of personal property) and for damages resulting from a retail sale or delivery service.

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.