Notice of Right to Join Collective Action in Hope M. Carr, et al, v. Autozoners, LLC, et al

All individuals who currently hold or previously held the position of Store Manager with AutoZone
excluding those store managers from California and Puerto Rico from February 27, 2012 to the  present and  all individuals who were employed as Store Managers from July 16, 2008 to February 27, 2012, who filed opt-in consents in the case of Michael L. Taylor v. AutoZone, Inc., Case No.: 3:10-cv-08125-FJM in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

The purpose of this Notice is (1) to inform you of the existence of a lawsuit; (2) to advise you of how your rights may be affected by this lawsuit; and (3) to instruct you on the procedure for joining this lawsuit, should you choose to do so.

This lawsuit is brought as a collective action against AutoZoners, LLC and AutoZone Stores, Inc.
(“Defendants”) by Hope M. Carr, Dwight Bryant, Jr., Allen S. Mobley, Jr., Mark W. Clark, Jr., and Paul Loy, who are current and former Store Managers of AutoZone (“Plaintiffs”). Plaintiffs allege that they and other similarly situated Store Managers, regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week, were classified as “exempt” employees, and were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. Plaintiffs all claim that these practices are a result of a common policy of AutoZone, that these practices violate the FLSA and that these alleged violations are willful. Since the filing of the lawsuit by the Plaintiffs, 53 other Store Managers have joined the lawsuit. Defendants deny all of Plaintiffs’ allegations. The Court has not ruled on the validity of the Plaintiffs’ claims or Defendant’s denials. To learn more, please read the NOTICE OF PENDING FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT LAWSUIT

If you are or have been employed by AutoZoners, LLC or AutoZone Stores, Inc. as a Store Manager
(excluding those store managers from California or Puerto Rico) at any time from February 27, 2012 to the present and wish to join this lawsuit, you must sign, date, and mail the attached Consent to Join Collective Action Form no later than October 4, 2017. You may submit the Consent form by mail to Carr, et al. v. AutoZone Stores, Inc., et al., c/o Simpluris, Inc., P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799.

If you were employed as a Store Manager at any time from July 16, 2008 to February 27, 2012 and filed an opt-in consent in the case of Michael Taylor v. Autozone, Inc., Case No.: 3:10-cv-08215-FJM in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and wish to join this lawsuit, you must sign, date and mail the attached Consent to Join Collective Action Form no later than October 4, 2017. You may submit the Consent form by mail to Carr, et al. v. AutoZone Stores, Inc., et al., c/o Simpluris, Inc., P.O. Box 26170, Santa Ana, CA 92799.

Important Documents

Download Notice
Download Consent to Join Form
Download Certification Order
Download Complaint