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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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"This is a landmark decision from the judge and a victory for human trafficking survivors.
> For more on this story, see how the Supreme Court ruled on Texas' abortion clinic restrictions, how Texas lawmakers are reacting to the landmark decision, and what the ruling means for Texas women.
(http://www.lifenews.com/2014/01/12/56662169-abortions-in-america-since-roe-vs-wade-in-1973/) LifeNews.com reported citing a US Centers for Disease Control report that over 56 million 'legal' abortions have taken place since the landmark decision of 1973.
Published on Monday, 14 October 2013 10:07 Reuters A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word "Allah" to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tension and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country.
RE 'A landmark decision on bedroom tax' (4.10.13), it is worth clarifying that Redcar & Cleveland Council's Labour Group have always opposed the Coalition Government's bedroom tax and did organise a march with trade unions in Redcar on June 1.
The landmark decision meant the controversial auction was due to go ahead in Paris yesterday.
In another statement, the Shura Council condemned the assassination of Saudi diplomat Khalid Al Enizi in Sana'a, Yemen, last Wednesday and welcomed the United Nation's landmark decision to grant Palestine non-member observer state status.
The Children's Heart Surgery Fund has instructed lawyers to challenge a landmark decision made by health bosses on July 4.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court announced on June 28 it would uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the 2010 healthcare overhaul championed by the White House and Congressional Democrats.
Manama, July 1 (BNA) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today received a cable of congratulations from the Minister of Culture Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa following the landmark decision of the Unesco to register the Bahrain Pearling Trail on the world heritage list.
The five will test the law on who is now entitled to payments in "miscarriages of justice" cases following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in May last year.
This is in line with a landmark decision taken at the 2010 GCC summit in Abu Dhabi to allow Gulf-owned companies to open branches in member countries and to be treated on an equal footing with national firms.