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If you had a month to month contract
with the gym and you did not cancel the contract in accordance with the terms of the membership contract you had, then they could make you liable for the debt for the time you did not properly cancel the contract by giving notice. Legally if you failed to abide by the cancelation terms in the contract they have grounds to pursue you and collect and win a judgment. As far as them pursuing in small claims, it depends on the amount of the debt due, but if they are in Chapter 11, they are more likely to pursue it than not because they must make all reasonable efforts to recover all debts to the company.
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