By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our April 9, 2012 post, on May 21, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 5 in Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-836).

In the Order, ALJ Essex set September 10, 2013 as the target date for completing the investigation (which is approximately 17 months after institution of the investigation).  Therefore, any final initial determination is due no later than May 10, 2013.  ALJ Essex determined that there is good cause for setting a 17-month target date in this investigation in light of the private parties request for such target date, the number of respondents and the varied nature of the accused products.

In addition, ALJ Essex directed the parties to submit proposed procedural schedules by May 29, 2012.  ALJ Essex instructed the parties to propose schedules that account for a prehearing conference and tutorial on January 17, 2013, and a hearing that commences on January 18, 2013.