By Eric Schweibenz
On March 14, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 75 denying Respondents Funai Electric Co., Ltd.; Funai Corporation, Inc.; P&F USA, Inc.; and Funai Service Corporation's (collectively, "Funai") motion to compel in Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-837).

According to the Order, Funai filed a motion seeking an order compelling Complainants LSI Corporation and Agere Systems LLC (collectively, “Complainants”) to produce their expert witnesses for additional deposition testimony.  Specifically, Funai sought to depose one expert for an additional day and the other expert for an additional three hours.  Complainants opposed Funai's motion arguing that a private agreement between the parties prohibited the additional expert deposition testimony sought by Funai's motion. 

After considering the parties' arguments, ALJ Shaw denied Funai's motion determining that he "sees no reason to overturn the deposition schedule agreed to by the parties."