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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Two drivers won a landmark case against the cab app last year after arguing they were employees and entitled to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid holiday.
Ross Ulbricht was jailed despite pleading for leniency after being found guilty in landmark case over the "Amazon of drug dealing".
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.
This legal action follows a landmark case brought against the National Football League, which recently paid $765 million to settle a class action suit filed by thousands of former players suffering from trauma-related dementia and other health issues.
Apple has accused its South Korean rival of massive and wilful copying of its designs and technology for smartphones and tablets and won the landmark case in a jury decision in August 2012.
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.
Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:51 PNN On Saturday 28 September 2013, at 7:30 PM, AICafe invites you for Corporate responsibility for Israel's occupation: landmark case of Royal HaskoningDHV with Elisabeth Koek of Al Haq.
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.