Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $8,000.

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

Service: Certified or registered mail first, return receipt (service is binding on defendant who refuses to accept and sign for that letter); if that fails, sheriff or court-approved adult, who is a county resident.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: Allowed at judge's discretion if defendant requests jury trial at least 5 days before hearing (must provide affidavit justifying transfer because facts are complex); to regular civil procedure of appropriate court.

Appeals: Not allowed.

Special Provisions: No libel or slander cases. No eviction cases.

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.