One would think that a lawsuit involving less than a dollar wouldn’t even make it past the judge, but a woman in Pennsylvania managed to sue Wal-Mart and successfully win her case for overpricing their sausages by 2 cents.
The Wal-Mart in Delmont was apparently charging consumers a dollar for a pack of sausages that were listed at 98 cents. Consumer activist Mary Bach was awarded $100 in damages by the court after she brought the the case before the court.
Bach says that the sausages she was charged a dollar for the sausages, but was refunded the difference by the clerk, who noticed the error. However, when she went back, was again charged $1 for the sausages.
Wal-Mart attempted to refund her the difference, but she refused, saying it was a bigger problem than they were willing to admit.
Export District Judge Charles Conway disagreed with Wal-Mart’s defense and agreed with Bach, ordering them to cease unfair trade practices.