Judicial Estoppel

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Meaning of Judicial Estoppel

A doctrine under which a party who by his pleadings, statements or contentions, under oath, has assumed a particular position in a judicial proceeding is estopped from assuming an inconsistent position in a subsequent action . See Sailes v Jones, 499 P.2d 721, 17 Ariz.App. 593. Also under this doctrine a person not a party to an action may be bound by the results of that action where such person subsequently brings a claim which is the same as that which was adjudicated upon in the original action and the evidence in the latter would be substantially the same as in the original action. Duff v Draper, 527 P.2d 1257, 96 Idaho 299.

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