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Oct
By Eric Schweibenz
On October 21, 2013, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 6 and 7 setting the target date for completion of the investigation and ordering a discovery statement from the parties, respectively, in Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892).

According to Order No. 6, the Initial Determination is due on September 9, 2014 and the target date for completion of the investigation is January 9, 2015 (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).

According to Order No. 7, each party is required to serve a discovery statement that includes the following:  (1) proposed issues to be litigated (within the framework of the general issues set forth in the notice of investigation), and any stipulations agreed to by all the parties; (2) description of information and evidence that each party intends to submit to prove its case; (3) description of specific information and evidence that each party will be seeking from other parties and third persons; (4) proposed schedule for the prompt exchange among the parties of information and evidence without the use of formal discovery methods; (5) description of information and evidence each party believes can be obtained only by deposition, interrogatory, subpoena, or request for admission; and (6) proposed procedural schedule that includes dates for discovery cutoff, submission of prehearing statements, direct exhibits, prehearing conference and hearing (tentatively scheduled for May 13-20, 2014), and duration of the hearing.
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