By Eric Schweibenz
On November 16, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 28 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). 

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. and Respondent Electro-Optics Technology, Inc. (“Electro-Optics”) to terminate the investigation as to Electro-Optics based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement.  ALJ Bullock determined that the consent order stipulation complied with Commission Rule 210.21(c)(3), and that there is no evidence of record that terminating the investigation as to Electro-Optics would be contrary to the public interest. 

The investigation remains pending against other Respondents.