By Eric Schweibenz
On October 16, 2009, ALJ Carl C. Charneski issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination  (“ID”) in Certain Cast Steel Railway Wheels, Certain Processes For Manufacturing Or Relating To Same And Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-655).

By way of background, the Complainant in this investigation is Amsted Industries Inc. and the Respondents are Standard Car Truck Co., Inc., Barber Tianrui Railway Supply, LLC, Tianrui Group Company Limited, and Tianrui Group Foundry Company Limited (collectively, “Respondents”).

According to the notice, ALJ Charneski held that there was a violation of Section 337 by Respondents.  Specifically, ALJ Charneski determined that “Respondents have misappropriated the asserted ABC Trade Secrets” and the “threat or effect of [R]espondents’ misappropriation is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States.”

The notice issued by ALJ Charneski released only the conclusions of law from the ID.  We will provide additional information once the public version of the ID is issued in its entirety.