AutoZone Uses Managers As Cheap Labor, 9th Circ. Hears

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.

“This case is not going to turn on...
To view the full article, register now.



Case Information

Case Title

Michael Taylor, et al v. AutoZone Incorporated, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3710 Fair Labor Standards Act

Date Filed

February 22, 2012

Law Firms


Dewey Verdict Watch

Follow our exclusive coverage of the trial of the year:

Click here for the latest