I moved away from the area 2 yrs ago, for employment purposes. i went to the gym and asked about canceling my membership since I'd be too far away to use the facilities (160 miles). The person told me that "they don't cancel memberships." Since they refused to cancel, I deauthorized the credit card payment that was being made. I heard nothing for over a year, then suddenly i am being sued in small claims court. I was unable to attend the hearing due to the distance. The lawyer for the other side got a default judgement against me. Now he's pushed through a wage garnishment order for "25% of my disposable income." The original price of the gym membership was only about $800. Now it's $2500?? This lawyer also works for the HOA where I previously owned a home. Conflict of interest, maybe?