On March 26, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 88 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 joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (collectively, “Hitachi”) and Respondents Harman International Industries, Incorporated and AKG Acoustics GmbH (collectively, “Respondents”) to terminate the investigation as to Respondents based on a settlement agreement. 

The Investigation remains pending against other Respondents.