Monday, August 4, 2008

New Court Decision from Germany

Germany Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled that state laws banning smoking in bars are unconstitutional because they discriminate against one-room bars.

Germany regulates smoking in public places on a state-by-state basis in Germany, and most states allow bars to designate a separate room for smokers. But the court found that these laws discriminate against one-room bars.  The court said that the states must either ban smoking in all bars or create exemptions for smaller businesses.  Click here to read more on the Lex Universal website.


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