AutoZone Class Status - December 2017
There are 3 actions pending in State Court in Multnomah County Oregon against AutoZone. The oldest, Joarnt v. AutoZone, then Migis v. AutoZone, and the most recent, Burk v. AutoZone.
The Joarnt/Clausen v. AutoZone Case:
This case has reached a settlement on payments to the named plaintiffs and the reduced class. Claim forms have mailed and 60 class members submitted claims. Court approval is pending for payment of the claims made. Payout may occur in December of 2017. Currently pending is Plaintiffs request for Attorneys fees, Costs and Expenses.
The Burk v. AutoZone Case:
The Court has set a trial date in this case for July 2018. The case remains stayed.
The Migis v. AutoZone Case:
In February, 2010, A Jury returned a verdict for the Plaintiff and the Class against AutoZone for unpaid wages in the amount of $110,030.00 for a class of 1,022 individuals.
In April, 2010, the Trial Court conducted a bench trial on penalty wages and awarded $1,459,226.00 in penalty wages for unpaid wages, Plus, $889.565.00 in penalty wages for unpaid overtime, Plus $90,475.00 for late payment of final wages, plus pre-judgment interest on all amounts.
On November 21, 2011, a General Judgment and Money Award was entered in the Register for the amount of $2,549,296.00 for wages and penalty wages, plus $1,144,058.00 in pre-judgment interest.
In April and August 2012, the Court considered plaintiff’s attorneys fees, costs, and expenses. The Court awarded $25,000.00 Incentive payment to the Plaintiff, plus $4,249,665.49 in Attorneys fees and $409,820.51 in Costs and Expenses to the Plaintiff and the Class.
In February 2013 a Supplemental Judgment was entered in the registry for Fees, Costs, Expenses, and Incentive Pay.
In January 2013, AutoZone filed an appeal seeking reversal of the Judgments. The Class filed a cross appeal seeking additional penalty wages for violation of Oregon’s meal period law. Extensive briefs, cross briefs and motions were filed with the Oregon Court of Appeals
On January 6, 2015, the Oregon Court of Appeals heard Oral Argument.
On December 14, 2016 a decision was issued by the Oregon Court of Appeals. Court of Appeals Decision
On December 29, 2017, the Oregon Supreme Court denied AutoZone's request for Review. The Case will now return to the Circuit Court for conclusion of the case consistent with the Court of Appeals Decision. Oregon Supreme Court Denial
Former Employees of AutoZone, Inc. in Oregon
Lawsuit Against AutoZone for Wage Law Violations