On January 22, 2013, ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 44 (dated January 8, 2013) 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 motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (collectively, “Hitachi Metals”) to terminate the investigation based on withdrawal of the complaint as to Respondents TELEX Communications, Inc. (“TELEX”) and Electro-Voice, Inc. (“Electro-Voice”).  The motion was based on Bosch Security Systems, Inc’s (“Bosch”) assertion that TELEX and Electro-Voice are not separate corporate entities independent of Bosch.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock granted the motion and terminated the investigation as to TELEX and Electro-Voice.

The Investigation remains pending against other respondents.