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
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landmark case

Law & medicine A civil or, far less commonly, criminal action that has had an impact on a particular area of medicine.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A landlord has been hit with a PS2,000 penalty for fire safety breaches at a two-storey property housing nine people in a landmark case for Birmingham City Council.
Her release comes a week after her acquittal in a landmark case that triggered angry protests in the country and following appeals from her husband, Ashiq Masih, for Britain or the United States to grant the family asylum.
A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
Benavidez said they consider it as landmark case since it is the first time the DOLE will defend a regularization order, which covers thousands of workers.
Hong Kong's top court hears landmark case over spousal visa for British lesbian.
AN Italian lawyer whose landmark case ruled a link between tumours and mobile phones said Neil's battle would be watched by the world.
Linda Brown, a civil rights activist who was the lead name in the landmark case Brown v.
This landmark case enthrones the majesty of the law which is no respecter of men and women however, privileged they are,' Calida said.
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.
In a landmark case, the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) announced that it has successfully enforced a judgment in case no six of 2016.
Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington took a landmark case to the Equality Tribunal after she discovered just one in 17 senior lecturers in NUI Galway are women.
North Carolina Senate President Phil Berger (R) and Speaker Tim Moore (R) squared off against Governor Pat McCrory (R) and two former governors, Jim Martin (R) and Jim Hunt (D), at the state Supreme Court in what has been called a landmark case on the constitutional separation of powers in the Tar Heel State.