On June 20, 2012, ALJ Gildea denied the Complainant's and HTC Respondents' joint motion seeking to hold their first settlement conference by video or teleconferencing and required an in-person settlement conference. ALJ Gildea found that being located in different parts of the United States or different countries, which is typical in most investigations, did not demonstrate the requisite good cause to permit a video conference or teleconference. ALJ Gildea noted that the in-person requirement imposes an expense on all parties but the potential cost savings of early settlement justified it.