Francine Katz

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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