The “Learned Profession” Recognized as an Exemption to Section 1 of the Sherman Act
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The Courts have ruled in the past that activities based upon commercial motives are subject to antitrust prohibitions. This article examines how fee schedules for lawyers are in violation of anti-trust laws. Lawyers contend that there are non-commercial reasons for fee schedules. However, the author is not convinced and believes that the courts should declare that fee schedules violate the Sherman Act.