equitable estoppel
equitable estoppel see estoppel 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

equitable estoppel
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

equitable estoppel
n.
   where a court will not grant a judgment or other legal relief to a party who has not acted fairly; for example, by having made false representations or concealing material facts from the other party. This illustrates the legal maxim: "he who seeks equity, must do equity." Example: Larry Landlord rents space to Dora Dressmaker in his shopping center but falsely tells her a Sears store will be a tenant and will draw customers to the project. He does not tell her a new freeway is going to divert traffic from the center. When she fails to pay her rent due to lack of business, Landlord sues her for breach of lease. Dressmaker may claim he is equitably estopped.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • equitable estoppel — The doctrine by which a person may be precluded by his act or conduct, or silence when it is his duty to speak, from asserting a right which he otherwise would have had. Mitchell v. Mclntee, 15 Or.App. 85, 514 P.2d 1357, 1359. The effect of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • equitable estoppel — The doctrine by which a person may be precluded by his act or conduct, or silence when it is his duty to speak, from asserting a right which he otherwise would have had. Mitchell v. Mclntee, 15 Or.App. 85, 514 P.2d 1357, 1359. The effect of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • equitable estoppel — A term which, for all practicable purposes, is the same as estoppel in pais; an estoppel of a party to plead or prove an otherwise important fact, because of something which he has done or omitted to do. 28 Am J2d Estop § 27. See estoppel in pais …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Estoppel — in its broadest sense is a legal term referring to a series of legal and equitable doctrines that preclude a person from denying or asserting anything to the contrary of that which has, in contemplation of law, been established as the truth,… …   Wikipedia

  • Estoppel (English law) — Estoppel is a legal doctrine that may be used in certain situations to prevent a person from relying upon certain rights, or upon a set of facts (eg. words said or actions performed) which is different from an earlier set of facts. Estoppel could …   Wikipedia

  • estoppel — es·top·pel /e stä pəl/ n [probably from Middle French estoupail plug, stopper, from estouper to stop up see estop] 1: a bar to the use of contradictory words or acts in asserting a claim or right against another; esp: equitable estoppel in this… …   Law dictionary

  • Estoppel — (RP: [ɪˈstɒpəl], GenAm: [ɛˈstɑːpəl]; von engl. to estop, „unterbinden, verhindern“) ist ein Grundsatz im Verfahrens und materiellen Recht des Common Law, der die Durchsetzbarkeit eines zustehenden Anspruchs aufgrund von Handlungen des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • equitable — eq·ui·ta·ble / e kwi tə bəl/ adj 1: having or exhibiting equity: dealing fairly and equally shall allocate...appropriations in an equitable manner U.S. Code 2: existing or valid in equity or as a matter of equity as distinguished from law an… …   Law dictionary

  • estoppel in pais — see estoppel 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. estoppel in pais …   Law dictionary

  • estoppel — /AstopAl/ Estoppel means that party is prevented by his own acts from claiming a right to detriment of other party who was entitled to rely on such conduct and has acted accordingly. Graham v. Asbury, 112 Ariz. 184, 540 P.2d 656, 658. A principle …   Black's law dictionary

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