On August 1, 2012, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 56 in Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-799).

According to the Order, the parties served supplemental expert reports in the investigation.  However, ALJ Bullock noted that “[s]upplemental expert reports were not permitted under the procedural schedule,” and since no parties sought leave to file such reports, they were stricken.  ALJ Bullock further determined that the subject supplemental expert reports “may not be relied upon for any purpose, including but not limited to impeachment of a witness.”  Lastly, ALJ Bullock ordered the parties to “remove any testimony that relies on a supplemental expert report from their witness statements prior to introducing said witness statements into evidence.”