Equitable estoppel

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Equitable estoppel is the notion that a representor is not allowed to deny the truth of a representation already made to and acted upon by a representee. In equity, this can create promissory estoppel, estoppel by representation, proprietary estoppel, and estoppel by convention. In all cases, estoppel can arise when one party seeks to enforce their strict legal rights after having previously indicated in word or actions that they would not do so but would put them into abeyance. Estoppel prevents the representor from enforcing their strict legal rights if it would be inequitable to do so. See Chapter 11, Section B(4).

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