Australian High Court Lets Samsung Sell Tablet

Samsung Electronics Co. can get its rival to Apple Inc.’s iPad 2 on Australian store shelves before Christmas after the country’s highest court denied the U.S. company’s bid to maintain a ban on Samsung Galaxy tablets. Chief Justice Robert French, on behalf of the three-judge High Court panel, said that Apple failed to persuade them that it could win on appeal and denied the company a hearing. He reinstated an appeal court judgment lifting the ban on the Galaxy 10.1 tablets in Australia.