On May 6, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 100 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).

According to the Order, Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. and Respondent Bose Corporation filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between the parties.  The Commission Investigative Staff filed a response in support of the joint motion.  ALJ Bullock granted the motion, agreeing that the terms of the settlement have no negative effect on the public health and welfare or competitive conditions in the U.S.