News Roundup

* Here's a novel legal theory: "Protester Tells Court: Wages Aren't Taxable." The LA Times has this report.

* Morgan Stanley settles a sexual discrimination suit minutes before trial. They agreed, in the consent decree, to outside monitors on gender bias, and increased training against discrimination. The WSJ has this report (sub req'd);

Agosta v. Astor, 4th. Dist. No. D04220

This ruling continues contouring the doctrine of at-will employment and its relation to contract-relationship torts. Unlike the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, which does not lie when an at-will employee is terminated, the employer cannot avoid tort liability for fraudulent inducement just because the employee's relationship with the employer is at-will.