All deadlines for filing papers with the Commission during the period of the Government shutdown will be tolled sixteen (16) days, according to Juliana M. Cofrancesco, Commission Attorney Advisor, and Margaret D. McDonald, newly appointed Director of Office of Unfair Import Investigations (“OUII”), who spoke at the ITC Trial Lawyers Association monthly meeting held October 17. In a pending Section 337 investigation before an assigned Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), for deadlines that occurred during the period of the shutdown, both Ms. Cofrancesco and Ms. McDonald advised that a party should call an assigned OUII Investigative Attorney and/or the Attorney Advisor for the assigned ALJ to address scheduling issues. In addition, Ms. Cofrancesco advised that the Commission will issue shortly a revised target date schedule for pending investigations in view of the shutdown.
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