By John PresperOn January 25, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 75 granting Complainant Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.’s (“Leviton”) motion for an order directing Respondents Shanghai ELE Manufacturing Corp., Shanghai Jia AO Electrical Co., Ltd., American Electric Depot Inc., Westside Wholesale Electric & Lighting, Inc., Westside Electric Wholesale, Inc., and Westside Wholesale, Inc. (collectively, “Respondents”) to show cause as to why they should not be found in default in Certain Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-739) (Enforcement Proceeding).
According to the Order, Respondents failed to respond to Leviton’s complaint alleging violations of the cease and desist orders entered in the underlying investigation. ALJ Bullock found that there was no evidence to suggest that Respondents intend to participate in the enforcement proceeding or that Respondents did not receive the notice of investigation served by the Commission.
Accordingly, pursuant to Commission Rule 210.16(a)(1), ALJ Bullock determined that by February 6, 2013 Respondents must show cause as to why they should not be held in default and, if no response is received by that date, an Initial Determination of default will be entered against Respondents.