Because of the recent expansion of the activities engaged in by both state and municipal governments,.the problem of legal hazards to which they are subject becomes increasingly important. One such hazard is estoppel. In general estoppel is the principle that one who wrongfully or negligently induces another to adversely change his position will be precluded from pleading the falsity of his acts or representations to his own advantage.
Richard A. Clark,
Estoppel Against State, County, and City,
23 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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