landmark case

A civil or, far less commonly, criminal action that has had an impact on a particular area of medicine, resulting in subsequent changes in public policy and court decisions

landmark case

Law & medicine A civil or, far less commonly, criminal action that has had an impact on a particular area of medicine.
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A FORMER archbishop's child sex abuse trial was adjourned yesterday after he was taken to hospital before the landmark case began.
20pm Gripping legal thriller about a potential landmark case against a gun manufacturer.
A LANDMARK case has indicated sufferers of mesothelioma caused by incidental exposure to asbestos in their work now have a much better case for compensation, a North East lawyer claims.
A GROUP of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case.
COURTS Men win equal pay claim case A GROUP of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case.
The brave 59-year-old's condition made headlines around the world when she failed in a landmark case to make assisted suicide legal here.
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A HUDDERSFIELD law firm has won a landmark case for kinship foster carers.
This landmark case requires municipalities to use their zoning powers in an affirmative manner to provide a realistic opportunity for the production of affordable housing to low and moderate income households.
A French company, "Bottin Cartography" brought the case against Google and will be awarded the damages from the landmark case, "Radio France International" reported here.
It was something of a landmark case as the bitch was the first to test positive since the GBGB's 'Point of Registration' sampling initiative was introduced, with subsequent analysis of that initial sample also showing the presence of nandrolone, giving Wallis strong mitigating evidence on the basis that the anabolic steroid was apparently present on her arrival at his kennel.
LEADING law firm Dickinson Dees has won a landmark case in the Court of Appeal on behalf of Durham-based Premier Waste Management.