A defense claim of Equitable Estoppel is invoked:

...Claims are barred in part of by the Doctrine of Equitable Estoppel...enforcing the Governing Documents as alleged by Petitioners would be oppressive and unreasonable. Furthermore Petitioner's claims are barred by the doctrine of balancing the relative convenience of the Parties

Despite Googling the matter, a simple explanation of the bolded notion is sought:

  • examples are helpful
  • links are appreciated

Although IANAL, an explanation at a STEM Bachelor's degree level is appreciated.

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    More context would help. What is the nature of the dispute?
    – ohwilleke
    Commented Mar 24, 2021 at 20:49
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    What is the source of the quoted language, please? Do not in future quote a source or document without properly attribution it, and provide a link whenever possible, for additional context. But in any case identify the source. Commented Jul 16, 2022 at 15:41

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The Law Dictionary defines the Balance of Convenience as:

to balance the relief given to the plaintiff against the injury that will be done to the defendant.

And gives this hypothetical example:

The court weighed the balance of convenience and opted not to grant the injunction requested by the plaintiff in light of the harm it would do to the defendant.

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