Monday, April 2, 2012
Since the El Paso opinion, the Chancery Court and Chancellor Leo Strine, in particular, have been receiving much more mainstream attention than is usual. Here's a profile of Chancellor Strine by Canadian CTV. They also picked up on Strine's manner. Referring to his recent bench ruling to dismiss all but two directors of Barnes & Noble, they write:
[Chancellor] Strine quickly waves off evidence against four of the directors, but zeroes in on two who have benefited from new business or bonuses from Mr. Reggio (sic). When the lawyer for one director, Lawrence Zilavy, protests his client did not know Mr. Reggio (sic) would bless him with a $1-million bonus after the merger, the horseshoe bald judge registers his disbelief with a tart, withering comment.
“Strine may have lost his hair, but it wasn’t from falling off the vegetable truck,” he says.
Vegetables, turnips, whatever.