By John PresperOn December 3, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 72 (dated November 30, 2012) in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739).
In the Order, ALJ Bullock set December 1, 2013 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately thirteen months after institution of the investigation). The investigation is based on an enforcement complaint filed by Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. on August 29, 2012 alleging that Menard, Inc., Shanghai ELE Manufacturing Corp., Shanghai Jia AO Electrical Co., Ltd., Westside Wholesale Electric & Lighting, Inc., Westside Electric Wholesale, Inc., Westside Wholesale, Inc., American Ace Supply Inc., and American Electric Depot Inc. violated cease and desist orders and/or a general exclusion order entered in the underlying investigation. See our September 4, 2012 post for additional details.
ALJ Bullock directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by December 12, 2012. ALJ Bullock further instructed the parties to anticipate that the evidentiary hearing in this investigation will commence on May 1, 2013, for purposes of preparing proposed procedural schedules.