A jury of seven women and five men sided with Anheuser-Busch in a sex discrimination case pitting Francine Katz, sometimes called the queen of beer against her old bosses, at Anheuser-Busch, known as the king of beers.
I am sitting in Division 10 of the historic Civil Courts Building in downtown St. Louis, waiting for, arguably, one of the most important verdicts in the country. No national reporter is present. I'm surprised, and angry.
Francine Katz's executive compensation expert was paid $100,000 for his analysis and testified that Katz's pay should have been benchmarked against top public relations, the company president, and general counsel.