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TWO CENT LAWSUIT

News | Sep 30, 2011

TWO CENT LAWSUIT

EXPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has ordered Wal-Mart to pay up for overpricing sausages by two cents.

Consumer activist Mary Bach was awarded $100 in damages and $80 in court costs. She claimed she was overcharged two cents when she purchased a package of sausages that had a list price of 98 cents. She says the clerk refunded the difference when she realized the error. But Bach decided to head to court when the same mistake happened again six days later. She claimed the overcharges happen far too often.

Wal-Mart blames the mistake on new packaging.

A Wal-Mart spokesman says the company disagrees with the judge’s decision and is considering its options.

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