Further to our September 9, 2013 post, on September 10, 2013, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2 in Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-893).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea set December 26, 2014 as the target date (which is approximately 15 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Gildea further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on August 26, 2014.  In addition, ALJ Gildea directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by October 9, 2013.  ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on May 14, 2014.

Lastly, the Order also included ALJ Gildea’s ground rules governing the conduct of the investigation.