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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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Plaintiff pointed to People v Moore, 138 Ill 2d 162, 561 NE2d 648 (1990), which held that collateral estoppel did not apply to statutory summary suspension hearings.
successful, will remove the collateral estoppel issue that is preventing
Mr Hogg says the principle was enshrined in the Norman law of Estoppel - derived from the French word for bung.
Although the Tax Court did not address the argument, the IRS contended that because she had already litigated the issue, Mitchell's case should have been dismissed under the doctrine of collateral estoppel, which bars relitigation by the same parties of an issue that has already been decided in a previous case.
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Requiring both elements in the arbitration context--an intent to act inconsistently with the right to arbitrate as well as prejudice--combines the elements of waiver and estoppel into a single doctrine, thus erecting two hurdles to finding a waiver rather than one.
Furthermore, it appears that the broad-scope of the cause of action estoppel produces uncertainty over the rights of the parties because the many issues, claims, and remedies that are involved significantly increase ambiguity.
It covers the definition of land, the transfer and creation of rights in land, the 1925 legislation and the transfer of rights in unregistered land, the registration of title, the informal creation of rights in land, proprietary estoppel, licenses, co-ownership and trusts, easements, covenants, mortgages, leases, and adverse possession.