Court Name: Small Claims Court

Dollar Limit: $4,000.

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides. Corporation resides where it does business or has an office.

Service: Certified or registered mail, sheriff, deputy, constable or disinterested adult.

Hearing Date: Set by court.

Attorneys: Not allowed unless court consents.

Transfer: At judge's discretion, following a hearing.

Appeals: By either side when the amount is more than $250; for new trial, to Superior Court within 30 days. (Any party who files a claim or counterclaim cannot appeal unless the amount claimed exceeds $1,000).

Special Provisions: No equitable relief. Counterclaims for more than $2,500 must be filed separately in appropriate court. Either party has the right to demand a jury trial.

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.