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Equitable Estoppel, Legal Estoppel, Further Readings

A legal principle that bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party's previous conduct, allegation, or denial.

The rationale behind estoppel is to prevent injustice owing to inconsistency or FRAUD. There are two general types of estoppel: equitable and legal.

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