Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $15,000; in counties of more than 700,000 population, $25,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or is found or where injury occurred. To recover personal property Where property is. Corporation resides where it maintains an office.

Service: Certified mail, sheriff, deputy or constable.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Allowed.

Transfer: Before hearing, defendant may request transfer to Circuit Court (must provide affidavit explaining why defense warrants transfer).

Appeals: By either side for new trial; to Circuit Court within 10 days.

Special Provisions: Equitable relief limited to restraining orders. No jury trial. No formal pleadings required.

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.