By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our March 6 and 17 posts, on April 6, 2009 ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 3 - Setting Target Date in Certain Optoelectronic Devices, Components Thereof, And Products Containing the Same (337-TA-669).

According to the Order, ALJ Essex set June 10, 2010 as the target date for completion of the investigation (which is 15 months after institution of the investigation).  Also, any final initial determination is due to be issued no later than February 10, 2010.  In the Order, ALJ Essex further provides that the pre-hearing conference and the evidentiary hearing will take place at the U.S. District Courthouse for the District of Columbia “[d]ue to lack of courtroom availability.”

Additionally, on April 6, 2009, Lynn Levine, the Director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations (“OUII”), filed a notice indicating that Erin D.E. Joffre of OUII is the Investigative Attorney designated to handle this investigation instead of Kecia J. Reynolds.