By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our August 25 and September 1 posts, on October 6, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5: Setting Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedules in Certain MLC Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-683).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set November 30, 2010 as the target date (which is approximately 15 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than July 30, 2010.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on March 22, 2010.

The Order directs the parties to submit a proposed procedural schedule by no later than October 13, 2009.