By Eric Schweibenz
On May 25, 2012, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 16 in Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals for Same, and Products Containing Same, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same, and Certain Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-791/826).

In the Order, ALJ Shaw granted a motion filed by Complainants Twin-Star International, Inc. and TS Investment Holding Corp. (collectively, “Twin-Star”) to deem as admitted Twin-Star’s Third Set of Requests for Admission (“RFA”) to Respondents Shenzhen Reliap Industrial Co., Ltd. (“Reliap”) and Yue Qiu Sheng, a.k.a Jason Yue (“Yue”).  According to the Order, Reliap and Yue failed to respond to the RFAs served on them and failed to respond to the instant motion.   ALJ Shaw therefore determined that (1) under Commission Rule 210.31(b), RFAs may be deemed admitted if the party to whom the requests are directed fails to respond to the requests; and (2) under Commission Rule 210.15(c), a party that fails to respond to a motion may be deemed to have consented to the granting of the relief asked for in the motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Shaw granted Twin-Star’s motion.