Estoppel by Misrepresentation Law & Legal Definition


In an estoppel by misrepresentation, an estoppel arises when one makes a false statement. Such false statement induces another person to believe something and that simultaneously results in that person's reasonable and detrimental reliance on the belief. The application of the doctrine of estoppel by misrepresentation involves many difficulties. In a case involving the doctrine of estoppel by misrepresentation, one has to analyze whether the facts constitute a misrepresentation. Such a misrepresentation can be due to the ambiguity of language and also due to the fact that representations can be made by conduct.