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Although there was no agreement in place requiring pay-back of the money, could the group still try to re-claim the money through an unjust enrichment suit?
Besides the money distibution scheme, the group has rules and regulations which provide that it shall support members in times of joy (weddings, graduations, births) and sorrow (death of a close family member) with a certain pre-detrmined amount of money, drawn out of a general support fund towards which all members contribute yearly.
Mr. A claims that the reason he stopped attending meetings and participating in the money distribution scheme was because the group failed to give him the financial support he was due, out of the general support fund, when he lost his sister. The fact notwithstanding that he had dutifully made yearly payments into the fund, as required by the rules.
Would this be a viable defense to an unjust enrichment claim, if such claim can be brought?