AutoZone Uses Managers As Cheap Labor, 9th Circ. Hears
By Beth Winegarner
Law360, San Francisco (November 8, 2013, 4:27 PM ET) -- AutoZone Inc. store managers on Friday urged the Ninth Circuit to revive their class action accusing the auto-parts retailer of cheating them on overtime, arguing a lower court judge had ignored evidence that AutoZone's policies are designed to make managers a source of cheap labor.
The plaintiffs' attorney Thomas Copley of Keller Rohrback LLP told the appeals court that U.S. District Judge Frederick Martone cherry-picked facts before awarding AutoZone summary judgment, rather than looking at the big picture.