judicial estoppel

An estoppel arising from sworn statements made in the course of judicial proceedings. Helfer v Mutual Ben Health & Acci. Asso. 170 Tenn 630, 96 SW2d 1103, 113 ALR 921. Otherwise known as "estoppel by oath."

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Judicial estoppel — In the practice of law, judicial estoppel (also known as estoppel by inconsistent positions) is an estoppel which precludes a party from taking a position in a case which is contrary to a position they have taken in earlier legal proceedings.… …   Wikipedia

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  • 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 — 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 (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 — (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

  • estoppel by judgment — The estoppel raised by the rendition of a valid judgment by a court having jurisdiction. The essence of estoppel by judgment is that there has been a judicial determination of a fact. Price v. Clement, 187 Okl. 304, 102 P.2d 595, 597. It rests… …   Black's 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

  • estoppel — A bar which stoppeth a person or closes up his mouth to allege or plead what actually may be the truth. 2 Coke, Littleton 352a. A bar which precludes a person from denying or asserting anything to the contrary of that which has, in contemplation… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judicial — Belonging to the office of a judge; as judicial authority. Relating to or connected with the administration of justice; as a judicial officer. Having the character of judgment or formal legal procedure; as a judicial act. Proceeding from a court… …   Black's law dictionary

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