Ideoblog is authored by Larry E. Ribstein, the Mildren Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law at University of Illinois College of Law. His blog focuses on business law.
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As I said yesterday, the Delaware Supreme Court “was careful to present itself as a pragmatic forum that would hear the shareholders out on a case by case basis.” This is important: the SEC gave Delaware an unprecedented chance to...As I said yesterday, the Delaware Supreme Court “was careful to...
Allowing GM to fail might threaten a million jobs, counting the domino effect (see this WSJ article). However, as Bruce MacEwen among others has said: If the Big Three have demonstrated anything over the past 30 years, it is their...Allowing GM to fail might threaten a million jobs, counting the...
Yes, it's true. After more than six years of blogging on Ideoblog I've decided to take my act on the road, to Truth on the Market. As I explain in my first post there, I expect that this move will...Yes, it's true. After more than six years of blogging on Ideoblog I've decided to take my...
The WSJ has a story about a singer-songwriter who performs his big conservative hit song under a pseudonym with his face obscured by big shades and a Coors cap. His problem: he's also a Hollywood screenwriter. "His dilemma is the...The WSJ has a story about a singer-songwriter who performs his big...
Today I bought a book from Amazon. I think I'll sue it for breach of fiduciary duty. You see, Amazon had a conflict of interest: while it was charging me for the book, it was planning to send some of...Today I bought a book from Amazon. I think I'll sue it for breach of fiduciary duty. You see,...
Leiter's scholarly impact ranking in Corporate Law/Securities Regulation (Steve Bainbridge describes what it means). I offer it for what it's worth, as is, except for the bolding of one name. Rank Name School Total Articles Citing Name Age in 2010...Leiter's scholarly impact ranking in Corporate...
Ribstein does environmental law! It's my latest paper. Here's the abstract: This paper considers the extent to which there is, or should be, a market for environmental law. Conservation easements raise interesting issues for the law market because they resemble...Ribstein does environmental law! ...
I just noticed that I was the only blogger in America who hadn't posted on the Supreme Court today, and I just had to say something. So I thought I would note today's big surprise which hardly anyone has remarked:...I just noticed that I was the only blogger in America who hadn't posted on the...
Last month I noted that Hollywood was fighting the establishment of a new movie derivative market, with an MPAA executive VP worrying about how such a market could tarnish "the reputation and integrity of our industry." Well, Hollywood did indeed...Last month I noted that Hollywood was fighting the...
Ah, nothing like watching new legislation being made (or, hopefully, not). Arlen Specter decided he needed a piece of the Goldman/financial reform action. Alas, his subcommittee deals with crime and drugs – not a promising forum. But fiduciary duties provided...Ah, nothing like watching new...