On December 3, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 14 in Certain Tires and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-894).

In the Order, ALJ Bullock granted Complainants Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.’s (collectively, “Toyo”) corrected motion to terminate the investigation as to Respondent Wheel Warehouse, Inc., a business name of SoCal Wheels, Inc. (“SoCal”) based on a consent order stipulation.

ALJ Bullock had denied Toyo’s previous motion on November 8, 2013 for failing to include a statement that there are no other agreements, written or oral, express or implied between the parties concerning the subject matter of the investigation, as required by Commission Rule 210.21(c).  Toyo included such a statement in its corrected motion.  Accordingly, finding that termination of the investigation as to SoCal “does not impose any undue burdens on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the United States economy, production of like or competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers,” the ALJ granted the motion.