By Eric Schweibenz
On January 11, 2016, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 43 in the remand proceeding of Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928/937).  Please further note that Oblon represents Complainants in this matter.

By way of background, the investigation is based on July 25, 2014 and October 15, 2014 complaints filed by Valeo North America, Inc. of Troy, Michigan and Delmex de Juarez S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico (collectively, “Valeo”) alleging violation of Section 337 by Trico Products Corporation and Trico Componentes SA de CV (collectively, “Trico”) in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain windshield wipers and components thereof.  See our October 16, 2014, November 19, 2014, November 25, 2015, and December 31, 2015 posts for more details on this investigation.

In Order No. 43, ALJ Pender granted a joint unopposed motion filed by Valeo and Trico to terminate the remand investigation with respect to certain obsolete products.  On the same day, ALJ Pender issued his Remand Initial Determination with respect to Trico’s obsolete products noting, inter alia, that the Commission’s instructions set forth in its Remand order are moot in view of Order No. 43.