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Appeals and Estoppel

Estoppel is a legal theory which generally prevent litigants from taking inconsistent positions in Court. Common forms of estoppel include equitable estoppel and promissory estoppel. However, estoppel can also be used to preclude a party’s ability to appeal a judgment. Steven Family Trust v. Huthsing, 81 S.W.2d 664, 667 (Mo. Ct. App. 2002). More specifically,…

Voluntary Payment Doctrine

Sometimes being kind and accommodating can sink you legally. In suits or controversies regarding whether money should be paid — e.g., breach of contract, creditor-debtor disputes, payments on account, etc. — the voluntary payment doctrine can nullify any claim you have in Court about whether the money should be paid or is even owed. Voluntary…

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