Francine Katz

St. Louis on the Air
4:00 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

What Are The Legal Issues With Lyft, Missouri Executions And Francine Katz?

Credit James Cridland via Flickr

Wednesday marked the fourth day of the Lyft hearing in downtown St. Louis. The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC) sees the ride-sharing app as a taxi service, and wants Lyft to comply with existing regulations. But Lyft says it is a “friend with a car,” not a taxi. Who has the stronger legal argument?

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The Rundown
10:16 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Women In The News — Again

Jill Abramson delivering her commencement address at Wake Forest University on Monday, May 19.
Credit (Wake Forest University)

If there’s one thing I hate to do as a writer is repeat myself. I don’t like to say the same thing over and over again.

But sometimes, stories are so compelling and just don’t seem to die. So, I find that I have to retread familiar ground just a little bit.

This time, it’s women in corporate America.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

For those who have forgotten our high school French, that handy phrase translates to: "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

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Morning round-up
9:21 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Morning headlines: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The announced attendance was 46,914 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the Cardinals' playoff game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Oct. 4, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

RCGA: Economic impact of first-round playoffs $5.2 million

The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association says the economic impact of the Cardinals in the first-round playoffs approaches $5.2 million per game, based on the typical game drawing a capacity crowd.

The association says that if the Cardinals played all possible games through the World Series, the impact would approach that of having the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis at more than $56 million.

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Anheuser-Busch lawsuit
8:21 am
Wed October 5, 2011

A-B discrimination case likely headed for trial

A gender discrimination lawsuit against Anheuser Busch-InBev is on its way to trial after a ruling yesterday by the Missouri Supreme Court.
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

A two-year-old gender discrimination lawsuit filed by Francine Katz, once the top female executive at Anheuser-Busch, is finally on its way to trial.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Missouri Supreme Court yesterday upheld a June 14 state appeals court ruling that Katz's case does not have to be settled by arbitration.

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Francine Katz
10:58 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Gender discrimination suit against AB-InBev can go to trial

A state appeals court has ruled that a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former top executive at AB can go to trial.
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch who sued the company for gender discrimination will be able to take her case to trial.

The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled today that Francine Katz's discrimination case does not have to be settled by arbitration. 

From a summary of the ruling, prepared by the Court of Appeals:

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