By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our October 23 and October 26 posts, on November 23, 2009, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 4: Setting Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedules in Certain Inkjet Ink Supplies and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-691).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set February 28, 2011 as the target date (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Essex further indicated that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than October 29, 2010.  In addition, ALJ Essex noted that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on July 16, 2010.

The Order directs the parties to submit a proposed procedural schedule by no later than December 7, 2009.