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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of estop.


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  • Although the question of whether a defendant should be equitably estopped is generally a question of fact, here, given Putter's level of awareness and subsequent inaction, equitable estoppel is inappropriate as a matter of law ...

    Personal Injury

  • Priests prayed, the sword estopped blaspheming breath,


  • Not only was Microsoft found to be civilly liable this provides a record of fact, which due to various legal doctrines, Microsoft would generally be estopped from relitigating in a civil context, and which could be used by competitors to sue the company for monetary damages.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Destroying the Constitution’s Structure is not Constitutional

  • HOLDING: (Opinion by Landau, P.J.) – A public employee who prevails on a lawsuit by asserting that the claim did not arise during the course of employment is judicially estopped from initiating an action against the employer for indemnity of legal expenses by asserting a position inconsistent with that asserted during the original claim.

    One less bell to answer (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The Court of Appeals held that Hallberg was judicially estopped from indemnity from Portland because his claim was factually inconsistent with claims he made defending the previous suit on which he had prevailed.

    One less bell to answer (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • In short, if the US government said the person was a civilian -- not a member of a foreign army or an irregular, but some nebulous sort of 'combatant' entitled to no more rights than a civilian -- it is estopped from claiming otherwise now. Nation Mag Claims ICE has Network of Secret Detention Faciilities -- in the USA

  • The landlord would be estopped from asserting his right to evict the tenant for late payment of rent.

    Define That Term #316

  • Indeed, judges could easily say that that mortgages companies are estopped from imposing higher rates based on the verbal representations made by agents who sold the loan to the end-user.

    Matthew Yglesias » Compromise

  • Whether the source of the spectral apparitions seen by defendant seller are parapsychic or psychogenic, having reported their presence in both a national publication ( "Readers 'Digest") and the local press (in 1977 and 1982, respectively), defendant is estopped to deny their existence and, as a matter of law, the house is haunted.

    First Department

  • Ideally, the noun would be estopped from both parties, giving us not literary economics but something like econography, and not quantitative economics but something like economodeling.

    Economics needs a divorce « Isegoria


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