By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our March 25, 2011 post, on April 29, 2011, Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued Order No. 4 in Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-768).

According to the Order, ALJ Luckern set May 29, 2012 as the target date (which is 14 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Luckern further determined that any final initial determination on violation should be filed no later than January 30, 2012 and the evidentiary hearing will commence on October 3, 2011.

The Order also directs the parties to submit a proposed procedural schedule by no later than May 2, 2011.