On March 12, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order No. 77 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same, and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855). 

According to the Order, ALJ Bullock granted a joint motion filed by Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (collectively, “Hitachi”) and Respondent Viona Corp. (“Viona”) to terminate the investigation as to Viona based on a consent order stipulation, proposed consent order, and a settlement agreement. 

The Investigation remains pending against other Respondents.