By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our October 6 and October 7 posts, on November 9, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3: Setting Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedules in Certain Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-688).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set November 9, 2010 as the target date (which is 13 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than July 9, 2010.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on April 19, 2010.

The Order directs the parties to submit a proposed procedural schedule by no later than November 19, 2009.