Sat 19 Nov 2005
Court Name: Small Claims Court
Dollar Limit: $5,000.
Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or does substantial business or where breach or injury occurred. Corporation resides where it has principal office or where it does business.
Service: Certified or registered mail, any disinterested adult resident. For evictions, personal service required.
Hearing Date: Set by court.
Attorneys: Allowed; required for assignees.
Transfer: If either side requests jury trial or if defendant files compulsory counterclaim for more than $5,000, case tried under regular civil procedure of Court.
Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to Court of Appeals within 45 days (15 days in eviction cases).
Special Provisions: Prevailing party may be awarded attorney fees up to $100 on judgments more than $1,000. Jury trial available. Evening and Saturday sessions available. A motion for a new trial must be made within 20 days of judgment.
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.