Summary Box: Australian court bans sales of tablet

The Associated Press
Thai PM hopeful floods will spare most of Bangkok
In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, Thai flood victims make their way down the tunnel after being ordered to evacuate from the flood relief center at Don Muaeng airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Defenses shielding the center of Thailand's capital from the nation's worst floods in nearly 60 years mostly held at critical peak tides Saturday, as the waters began to recede after killing almost 400 people. But the threat to central Bangkok was not over, the prime minister said, and the city's northern districts remained submerged along with much of the countryside. (AP Photo/Karntachat Raungratanaampon)

THE RULING: A court in Australia has temporarily banned Samsung from selling its new Galaxy tablet computer in the country.THE REASON: Samsung has been sued by Apple Inc., which accuses Samsung of copying the iPad and iPhone and violating Apple's patents. The ruling prevents Samsung Electronics Co. from selling the device in Australia in its current form until a further court order, or until the lawsuit is resolved.BLOW FOR SAMSUNG: The South Korean company had hoped to launch the new product in time for Christmas sales.