Aussie Tobacco Ruling 1st Domino In Potential Global Cascade

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT) -- The High Court of Australia's decision to uphold the country's revolutionary plain packaging law will help spur the U.K. and other countries to implement similar measures for tobacco products, experts predict.

The court on Wednesday backed the constitutionality of a law passed in November requiring that all tobacco products be sold without branding, though it will not publish the reasoning behind its decision until a later date. The law will become effective Dec. 1.

The U.K. and New Zealand are both considering plain packaging requirements. New...
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