ALJ Bullock Terminates Investigation Based On Withdrawal Of Complaint In Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets (337-TA-855)
On June 13, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 130 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).
According to the Order, Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (“Hitachi”) moved to terminate the investigation as to Respondents Beats Electronics, LLC, Bosch Security Systems, Inc., and Callaway Golf Co. (“Callaway”) (collectively, the “Remaining Respondents”) on the basis of withdrawal of the complaint. Because all other respondents have either entered into settlement agreements with Hitachi or otherwise been terminated from the Investigation, Hitachi also moved for an initial determination terminating this Investigation in its entirety. The Commission Investigative Staff (“OUII”) filed its response in support of the motion. Callaway indicated that it did not oppose Hitachi’s motion and no other responses were received.
ALJ Bullock agreed with the arguments of Hitachi and OUII and determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that would prevent the requested termination of the Remaining Respondents from this Investigation. ALJ Bullock also determined that Hitachi fully complied with the requirements of ITC Rule 210.21(a) and thus granted Hitachi’s motion and terminated this Investigation in its entirety.