Court Name: Small Claims Court or Justice of the Peace Court

Dollar Limit: $5,000

Where To Sue: Where defendant resides or is found. Corporation resides where it has principal place of business. Nonresident defendants - Where breach or injury occurred.

Service: Certified or registered mail, sheriff, deputy, deputized process-server or court-approved adult.

Hearing Date: 3-12 days from service.

Attorneys: Allowed. If one party gets one, the other may, if desired, have continuance to obtain counsel.

Transfer: Allowed.

Appeals: By either side for review of law, not facts; to District Court within 10 days.

Special Provisions: Jury trial available. No formal pleadings required. Arbitration is available in some circumstances.

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.