Verdict near in Anheuser-Busch gender discrimination suit

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 6:52 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis jury is preparing to deliberate in a former Anheuser-Busch executive’s gender discrimination lawsuit against the company.

Francine Katz filed suit soon after she left Anheuser-Busch following its 2008 sale to Belgian brewer InBev. Katz earned roughly $1 million annually after her 2002 promotion to vice president of communications and consumer affairs but is seeking millions more in back pay and damages. The 56-year-old lawyer says she earned less than half of what her male predecessor was paid.

Anheuser-Busch’s lawyers argued that Katz’s total compensation compared favorably to those in similar positions at other large U.S. corporations. They also said her duties were considerably narrower than predecessor John Jacob, a former National Urban League president and member of the brewer’s board of directors.

 

Closing arguments were scheduled Thursday.

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