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

Law360, San Francisco (November 8, 2013, 4:27 PM EST) -- 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.

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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

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