From WSJ, 7 July 2017, by Jeffrey Sparshott U.S. employers are churning out jobs unabated as the economic expansion enters its ninth year, but the inability to generate more robust wage growth represents a missing piece in a largely complete labor recovery. U.S. employers added a seasonally adjusted 222,000 jobs in June, the Labor […]
Lieblich & Associates has been selected for inclusion on the register of accredited mediation service providers to be established by Australian-Government Agency: IP Australia, to resolve intellectual-property disputes, as part of its Mediation Referral Service. Australian Government Agency, IP Australia will be establishing a domestic intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service where IP right holders will […]
Everyone seems to be getting excited about the recent little bump up in iron ore prices. Take a look at these graphs, from Macrobusiness, and …where do you think iron ore prices are heading?
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Steve was appointed by The Electrical and Communications Association, to adjudicate a payment claim dispute between a Contractor and his Subcontractor on a major infrastructure project. Steve had jurisdiction, under the Construction Contracts Act (WA) 2004 (as amended in 2016), to determine the matter for the parties. However, it was resolved, and Steve made a Determination, […]
Steve was appointed to determine a dispute between a party that had registered a xxx.au Domain Name and another party that claimed predominant rights to that particular Domain Name. The process is a rapid adjudication, in accordance with a dispute resolution process (auDRP) prescribed in the terms of the license to use that Domain Name. The […]
From Bloomberg, 5 May 2017: Signs are emerging that the Chinese government’s renewed drive to curb financial leverage is starting to bite. The number of wealth-management products (WMPs) issued by Chinese banks slumped 39 percent in April from the previous month, while trust firms distributed 35 percent fewer products, according to data compilers PY Standard […]
In April 2017, Steve mediated a long-running dispute in a retail tenancy matter in a suburban shopping centre. Negotiations between the Landlord and Tenant, to agree a new lease, had been protracted (some 18 months) and no agreement achieved. The tenant continued to trade under a periodic tenancy for a total of about 30 months […]
In the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year, Steve was appointed by to adjudicate payment-claim disputes, each for amounts under $100k. In two of the matters, Steve successfully encouraged the parties to settle the matter by mutual consent and the Applicant was able to withdraw the application (in accordance with the recently-amended Construction COntracts […]