Jason M. Lindner

San Diego - Of Counsel | 619-400-5831 (Direct) | lindner@stuevesiegel.com

Jason’s practice includes litigation of antitrust, unfair competition, complex business, California wage and hour, Fair Labor Standards Act, and other general class action litigation. He has been involved in all aspects of civil litigation in both federal and state courts.

Jason has successfully represented plaintiffs in federal Section 1 (Conspiracy) and Section 2 (Monopoly) Sherman Act cases and in state law actions alleging unfair business practices.  He has also represented classes of plaintiff employees under both the FLSA and under California State wage and hour statutes.  He has served as lead counsel and in senior litigation roles in numerous class actions, which have collectively recovered billions of dollars for plaintiffs.

  • EXPERIENCE
  • HONORS & AWARDS
  • EDUCATION
  • BAR ADMISSIONS
  • COMMUNITY

PRIOR RESULTS

In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation - Jason was a member of the class plaintiffs' attorneys' executive committee in this ground-breaking antitrust case, one of the largest in U.S. history. In December 2012, the Court granted preliminary approval of a class-wide settlement that provides for more than $7 billion in cash along with rules-changes to the way Visa and Mastercard implement fees on merchants that could be worth an additional tens of billions of dollars. The parties await a ruling on final approval.

In re Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation - Jason served as co-lead counsel in this nationwide price fixing action against Taiwanese manufacturers of automotive parts and their US-based distributors. In March 2012, a California federal judge approved a $25.45 million settlement between a class of direct purchasers of automotive lighting products and several manufacturers accused of participating in a wide-ranging price-fixing scheme. Plaintiffs will be seeking Court approval of an additional $28 million in settlements for the class in early 2014.

In re Urethanes Antitrust Litigation – Served as co-lead counsel for this nationwide class action alleging price fixing for certain polyurethanes. The case settled for over $33 million after four years of litigation.

In re Korean Air Passenger Surcharge Antitrust Litigation – Serves as plaintiffs’ counsel in this nationwide class action against airlines that conspired to fix certain surcharges to passengers.

In re Visa/MC Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation - Serves on the executive committee for plaintiff merchants in this nationwide class action against Visa and Mastercard for conspiring to fix the interchange fee charged to merchants. This case is one of the largest and most complex antitrust matters ever litigated.

In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation – Represented the world’s largest pork producer and only self-insured plaintiff in a nationwide class action against the company manufacturing the drug Relafen for artificially inflating prices. The case settled for $75 million.

In re: Buspirone Antitrust Litigation - Represented plaintiffs in this nationwide class action against the manufacturer of the drug Buspar for artificially inflating prices. The case settled for $535 million.

In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation – Represented the largest plaintiff in a nationwide class action for price fixing an animal feed additive. The case settled for $109 million.

Jason's prior experience also includes representation of an independent telecommunications provider against a major incumbent provider for monopolization, representation of numerous consumers in unfair business practice and false advertisement cases, and pro bono representation of disadvantaged persons against unscrupulous owners in property dispute cases.

 

Publications

“Class Action Litigation in the United States and Mexico” – San Diego Bar Panelist and Author (October, 2012)

“How Does a Participant Withdraw From a Conspiracy?” Section of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Proof of Conspiracy Under the Federal Antitrust Law (April 2010)

“Background of the Illinois Brick Decision,” Appendix, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook (August 2007)

Co-Author, “Monopolization in Telecommunication Markets,” Chapter of American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Telecommunications and Antitrust Practice Guide (June 2005)

California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 1997     

University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 2000

Super Lawyers - San Diego, 2015-2017

Received the Wiley M. Manuel award for Pro Bono Legal Services in 2001 and 2002.

Assisted San Diego Wildfire Coalition in 2005 by providing pro bono legal services to people displaced by the disaster.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Bar Association

San Diego County Bar Association

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