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Mary Bach, Consumer Activist, Wins Lawsuit Against Walmart -- Over 2 Cents

10/02/2011 10:36 am ET | Updated Nov 30, 2011

For Mary Bach, 2 cents isn't chump change.

The Pennsylvania woman took Walmart to court over a two-penny discrepancy on her receipt -- and won.

Bach was shopping at a Walmart in Delmont when she picked up a package of Banquet "Brown 'N Serve" sausage, listed at 98 cents, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

When the cashier rang up the the breakfast meat, the item scanned at $1. Bach says she pointed out the cashier's error and accepted a refund.

But when she returned several days later and was overcharged again, Bach decided that a refund wouldn't cut it. She filed a civil suit against the retail giant -- a practice the consumer activist has made a habit.

"This is the fifth lawsuit that I have now won against this store, this Delmont Walmart for the same problem: practice of putting up a shelf tag that was lower than the price charged at the cash register," Bach told WPXI.

SEE ONE OF BACH'S PREVIOUS SUITS AGAINST WALMART (story continues below):

<a href='http://video.app.msn.com/watch/video/woman-sues-wal-mart-for-charging-sales-tax-on-full-price-of-discounted-items/1d01pkqjt' target='_new' title='Woman Sues Wal-Mart For Charging Sales Tax On Full Price Of Discounted Items' >Video: Woman Sues Wal-Mart For Charging Sales Tax On Full Price Of Discounted Items</a>

Walmart lawyers alleged that Bach only purchased the meats so she could file another suit against the biggest of big box stores, according to the Trib.

The store's attorneys said Walmart had just changed its sausage packaging, meaning older meats -- priced at 98 cents -- and newer meats -- priced at $1 -- were both available.

Bach was awarded $100 in damages and about $80 in court costs, the Trib notes.

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