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 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. The final settlement was reached only days before the trial would begin. Jason and his co-lead counsel recovered more than $53 million in settlements for the class.

Johnson v. Holiday Retirement – Jason litigated this case on behalf of a class of California managers of retirement communities who alleged that they were not properly paid for overnight shift work, ultimately obtaining a $5.5 million dollar settlement for the class.

Childers, et al. v. New York & Presbyterian Hospital - Jason represented a class of former residents of the hospital who were cheated out of FICA tax refunds because of a secret agreement the hospital made with the IRS to settle a separate and unrelated matter.  The case settled in 2015 for over $6.6 million months after the court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.

Gardner v. GC Services, LP – In this wage and hour action, Jason obtained approximately $1 million in settlement for California call center employees who were not properly paid for pre- and post-shift work.

In re Bank of America Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation – Jason litigated this case as part of co-lead counsel on behalf of a class of all retail bank tellers, loan officers, and call center employees against one of the largest banks in the nation, ultimately obtaining a $73 million dollar settlement for the class members.

Moore v. Geo Group – Jason represented a class of correctional facility officers who were not properly paid overtime due to rounding of their time by computer systems.  The amount recovered in settlement for each class member was calculated to be in excess of the actual time they were unpaid.

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 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.

 

CURRENT ACTIONS: 

Spangler v. National College of Technical Instruction – Jason represents a class of students of NCTI, a subsidiary of AMR, one of the country’s largest provider of emergency medical responders.  The complaint alleges that NCTI failed to provide the necessary internships and hospital clinicals to students as required under the law, misrepresented the duration of instruction before eligibility for licensing as an EMT, and misrepresented job placement rates, among many other violations. A settlement delivering remuneration for every student delayed in placement or graduation was preliminarily approved in March, 2017.

Fond du Lac Bumper Exchange v. Jui Li Enterprise Co. Ltd. - Jason represents direct purchasers in this class action case against several Taiwanese manufacturers of sheet metal automotive parts used in the collision replacement and repair market such as fenders, hoods and floor panels. The complaint alleged a long-standing price-fixing conspiracy that targeted buyers in the United States. In May 2015, Jason together with co-lead counsel obtained preliminary approval of settlements totaling $25 million, before deduction of Taiwan taxes. The case continues against two remaining defendants.

In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation – Jason serves as part of the leadership and steering committee for this case, which alleges an antitrust price-fixing conspiracy among the country’s largest packaged seafood and canned tuna producers, including Starkist, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee.  The case implicates over $10 billion of U.S. commerce. 

In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation – Jason is part of the team of plaintiffs lawyers representing a class of direct purchasers of electronic capacitors against their manufacturers for price-fixing.

In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation - Jason is 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 2013, the Court approved a class-wide settlement that provides for more than $5 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. After reversal of the settlement, Jason continues, on remand, to represent the Merchant Class in pursuit of damages only.

 

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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