Stephen Calkins is Professor of Law at the Wayne State University, where he teaches courses and seminars...
In 1975, the Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar case made antitrust history by deciding lawyers are subject to antitrust laws. Lewis Goldfarb, a lawyer working a day job at the time, filed a class action in federal court challenging bar rules about fee levels and won. In this Special Report, host Stephen Calkins talks to Lewis Goldfarb about the Goldfarb v. Virginia State Bar case, how it happened, and why it is significant. They also discuss the circumstances that led a lawyer to bring a class action against other lawyers and how people reacted to the case.
Stephen Calkins is Professor of Law at the Wayne State University, where he teaches courses and seminars in antitrust and trade regulation, consumer law, and torts.
Lewis Goldfarb is currently an attorney with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.