By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our June 13, 2011 post, on July 25, 2011, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5: Setting the Target Date and Date for Submission of Proposed Procedural Schedule in Certain Lighting Control Devices Including Dimmer Switches and Parts Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-776).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set October 15, 2012 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 16 months after institution of the investigation).  Therefore, any final initial determination is due no later than June 15, 2012.

In addition, ALJ Essex directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by August 8, 2011.  ALJ Essex instructed the parties to propose schedules that account for a prehearing conference and tutorial on March 21, 2012, and a hearing that commences on the same day and concludes no later than March 28, 2012.