estoppel

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a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled

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Based upon Great-West and Sereboff the Court would limit the use of estoppel theories only to scenarios that truly invoke equitable estoppel as opposed to legal estoppel.
With those facts, a court would have to "shut out the truth" and use legal estoppel principles to bind the plan to the misrepresented coverage.
To reiterate the legal estoppel versus equitable estoppel distinction, it has been stated that:
the legal estoppel shuts out the truth, and also the equity and justice of the individual case, on account of the supposed paramount importance of rigorously enforcing a certain and unvarying maxim of the law.