UK Supreme Court Upholds Scottish Tobacco Restrictions

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 7:58 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s highest court on Wednesday upheld a Scottish law that bans the display of tobacco products in stores and their sale in vending machines, rejecting Imperial Tobacco Ltd.'s contention that Scottish lawmakers lacked the authority to enact the measure.

Imperial Tobacco argued that the Scotland Act of 1998, the law that established the Scottish Parliament within the U.K. government, did not grant the Scottish Parliament the power to approve the sections of the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services Act of 2010 dealing with the display...
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