A company cannot arbitrarily terminate a life time membership; rather, if at the time the customer signed up, if they paid for a life time membership and thus annual dues were not required, then the consumer would continue to be a life time member and would be entitled to all of the benefits that came with that membership; while the company is under no obligation to offer new customers this option, it is under obligation to continue to honor the lifetime membership.
Failure to do so is a breach of action; the consumer can request either a refund for the membership fee, or may file for specific performance-basically a court order directing the corporation to honor the lifetime membership.
Small claims is for cases under $5000:
Generally one can first write a demand letter, requesting the desired relief; then if they fail to provide that, one can file a civil suit to enforce one's rights.
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