British American Tobacco Says Australia Court Package Decision Next Week

Date : 08/09/2012 @ 4:18AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : British American Tobacco Industries, P.L.C. Adr (BTI)
Quote : 69.25  -2.3 (-3.21%) @ 7:59PM

British American Tobacco Says Australia Court Package Decision Next Week

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   By Enda Curran 
 

SYDNEY--Australia's highest court will hand down next week its decision on a challenge from big tobacco companies to tough new plain-packaging laws in a judgement that will be watched around the world by other countries mulling similar proposals.

The Canberra-based High Court will make a brief decision on the court case on Wednesday and the full judgement will come at a later date, said a spokesman for British American Tobacco PLC (BAT.AU), one of a group of companies that have challenged the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act.

Write to Enda Curran at enda.curran@wsj.com

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