My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Viriginia
My wife and I signed up for a karate class along with my niece for 300 a month. For 1 year it stated in the contact that they need a 30 day notice prior to the contact ending or it would be automatically renewed. I sent a certified letter to them saying to cancel well they apparently never recieved it and I can not locate the reciept from the letter. So i called the owner and he told me to go ahead and send in another letter and even though it was after the date they would cancel the contract but I would most likely have to pay for 2 months from when they recieved the letter which I was like ok that sounds fair to me. Well now they are taking me to court for $2100 for the remainder of the contract term they did cancel my membership but said that since it was after the 30 days I was automatically enrolled for another 12 months. I talked to the owner again and he completely back tracked on his story I wish I recorded that call and he is actually the reason I record all my phone calls now! Is there anything I can do to fight this? I mean if I have to pay the $2100 I will I just cant beleive this is absolutly legal in viriginia let alone any other state. Even if you hvae that clause if you send a cancellation notice you should be able to cancel anytime after you initial contract.