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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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We are pleased with this landmark decision and extremely proud of the extensive efforts of our employees, scientists, numerous healthcare professionals, FDA staff and individuals and families who have been actively involved in the clinical study of the AbioCor to advance the future of medical technology.
Jim Fitzsimons, director of Ravenscraig Ltd, said: "This landmark decision by the House of Lords is tremendous news.
Liverpool divorce solicitor, Liz a Watson, head of family law at Goodmans, said the landmark decision will mean more people will want to make pre-nuptial agreements.
2) Charmaine Jefferson, director of the California African American Museum, shows off an exhibit that mixes historical artifacts with artists' impressions of the landmark decision.
Hall applauded the Department for its landmark decision and for stimulating both the growth and enrichment of Connecticut's telecommunications infrastructure.
In a landmark decision, the Court granted summary judgment in favor of Louisiana State University, The Ohio State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Southern California and The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the nation's largest collegiate trademark licensing company, holding Defendant Smack Apparel Company (http://www.
But in a landmark decision, the High Court ruled that the magistrates were wrong in law.
This landmark decision represented the first time any community in the country successfully forced a regulatory agency to review and strengthen its cancer risk standard.
That confusion has been resolved somewhat by a landmark decision issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
The Company's fee simple title to the thirty-three acre parcel was confirmed by the Rhode Island Supreme Court in a landmark decision in 1999.
But in a landmark decision, the High Court ruled the magistrates were wrong in law, and sent the case back.
So she and San Fernando Valley Jewish leaders were elated to learn of a landmark decision by Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday to officially recognize conversions to Judaism by Reform and Conservative rabbis, and not just Orthodox ones.