News Roundup

The WSJ (sub. req'd) has this report: CPI up, wages flat; and this piece on legal weblogs. No mention of CL&EL (; Also, Boeing settles a sex-bias suit.
Will Wal-Mart get caught up in this settlement trend? [Not unless it really starts looking bad is my guess.]
The Sacramento Bee has this report on the status of State Fund going forward after the Schwarzenegger work/comp reform
Port business is boom, swelling the ILWU's ranks. The LA Times reports.