Further to our April 23, 2012 post, on April 25, 2012, ALJ E. James Gildea issued Order No. 2  in Certain Consumer Electronics, Including Mobile Phones and Tablets (Inv. No. 337-TA-839).

According to the Order, ALJ Gildea set December 2, 2013 as the target date (which is approximately 20 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Gildea further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on August 2, 2013.

In addition, ALJ Gildea directed the parties to submit discovery statements and proposed procedural schedules by May 21, 2012.  ALJ Gildea also determined that the evidentiary hearing in this matter will commence on April 30, 2013.

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