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n. Law
A bar that prevents a person from presenting evidence contradicting a certain established fact.

[Obsolete French estouppail, from Old French estouper, to stop up, from Vulgar Latin *stuppāre; see stop.]


(Law) law a rule of evidence whereby a person is precluded from denying the truth of a statement of facts he has previously asserted. See also conclusion
[C16: from Old French estoupail plug, from estoper to stop up; see estop]


(ɛˈstɒp əl)

a legal bar that prevents a person from asserting a claim or fact that is inconsistent with a position that the person has previously taken.
[1575–85; < Middle French estoupail stopper]
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Noun1.estoppel - a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved


n (Jur) → rechtshemmender Einwand
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defensible promissory estoppel recovery when there is subjective--but
The Causes of Action asserted against the named counter-defendants include Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Abuse of Process, Conversion, Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations, Intentional Interference with Prospective Business Relations, Unfair Competition, Deceptive Trade Practices, Breach of Contract - Transfer of License, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing - Transfer of License, Fraud, Promissory Estoppel - Transfer of License, Unjust Enrichment - Transfer of License, Breach of Contract - Settlement Agreement, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing - Settlement Agreement, Promissory Estoppel - Settlement Agreement, Unjust Enrichment - Settlement Agreement, Civil Conspiracy, and Declaratory Judgment.
In addition, in May 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its ruling on the appeal in our litigation with SIGA Technologies, affirming the Delaware Court of Chancery's finding that SIGA was liable for breach of contract, reversing its finding of promissory estoppel, and remanding the case back to the Delaware Court of Chancery to reconsider the appropriate remedy and award of attorney's fees and expert witness costs in light of the Delaware Supreme Court's opinion.
considered negligent undertaking and promissory estoppel claims when an
A jury found the agent liable under negligence and promissory estoppel theories, holding the agent responsible for $1,095.
The basic elements of promissory estoppel are set forth in Restatement (Second) of Contracts [section] 90 (1979), which states:
Cheryl Gray, a 50-year-old woman from Michigan is taking legal action against her former flame Wylie Iwan, a 35-year-old Applebee's employee from Washington, for "misrepresentation, promissory estoppel, defamation of character, and intentional infliction of emotional distress," reported CNET.
judges are attempting to do when they invoke promissory estoppel.
Again, the court found that NAV could not succeed on the detrimental reliance argument that it incurred losses as a result of reliance on the airport's promise to pay because promissory estoppel can only be invoked as a shield and not as a sword; NAV cannot rely on its own detrimental reliance on the airport's gratuitous promise.
This question is especially salient because courts have already rejected much of Crain's proposal when made via promissory estoppel claims by employees.
Resolving a conflict within the appellate court, the Illinois Supreme Court has recognized promissory estoppel as a cause of action in Illinois.
if no consideration is proven, contract may still be enforced on principle of promissory estoppel