Corporate Natural Law: The Dominance of Justice in a Codified World

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Stuart R. Cohn

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: September 1, 1996

Abstract

One tends to think of corporate law as quite formalistic, bound by corporate statutes, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and customary rules of commercial conduct. While many aspects of corporate law are indeed so rule-bound, the truth is that the major issues facing directors, officers and shareholders, ranging from fiduciary duties to minority rights, are generally determined by much more amorphous principles of equity. Hence the notion of “corporate natural law.”

Keywords: Corporate, Equity

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Cohn, Stuart R., Corporate Natural Law: The Dominance of Justice in a Codified World (September 1, 1996). Florida Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, p. 551, September 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2147197

Stuart R. Cohn (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

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Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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