estoppel

  

Definition

Legal rule of evidence (and not a cause of action) which (1) prevents a party from making an allegation or denial that contradicts what it had previously stated, or what has been legally established, as the truth, (2) supports a claim for damages of the party that had a good-faith reliance on a misleading representation of another party.

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  • The consumer group was furious that the judge's estoppel prevented them from revealing the violations, hazards and misdeeds they had discovered at several of the company's factory locations.

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  • If someone has been making a false allegation against you then you should file for an estoppel to make them stop immediately.

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  • If you ever find yourself in a lawsuit because of your business knowing every estoppel will allow you to put up the best defense.

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