By Eric Schweibenz
Further to our October 23, 2013 and October 29, 2013 posts, on November 13, 2013, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 7 in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-897).

In the Order, ALJ Lord set the procedural schedule for the investigation.  The ALJ determined that the evidentiary hearing will commence on August 4, 2014, any final initial determination will issue no later than October 24, 2014, and the target date for completion of the investigation is February 25, 2015 (which is approximately sixteen months after institution of the investigation).