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St. Louis jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Anheuser-Busch sex discrimination lawsuit
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:26 PM EDT
A jury will continue deliberations in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Anheuser-Busch executive who claims the company paid her less than half as much as her male predecessor.
Katz earned roughly $1 million annually after her 2002 promotion to vice president of communications and consumer affairs but is seeking $9.4 million in back pay and damages, plus nearly $5 million in interest and an undetermined amount of punitive damages.
The 56-year-old lawyer said she earned less than half of what her male predecessor was paid.
Anheuser-Busch's lawyers argued that Katz's compensation compared favorably to those in similar positions at other large U.S. corporations.