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Case Index for CAA-HQ-2015-8065 - Taotao USA, Inc., Taotao Group Co., Ltd., and Jinyun County Xiangyuan Industry Co., Ltd.

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Filing #: 3 - 12/15/2015 - Respondent's Motion for an Extension of Time

Filing #: 26 - 06/21/2016 - Order on Motion to Quash and Dismiss

Filing #: 27 - 06/21/2016 - Order Denying Motion For Partial Default

Filing #: 28 - 07/05/2016 - Order on Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint and to Extend Prehearing Deadlines

Filing #: 29 - 07/08/2016 - Proof of Service of Amended Complaint

Filing #: 30 - 08/01/2016 - Motion to Extend Prehearing Exchange Deadline

Filing #: 31 - 08/03/2016 - Order on Motion to Extend Prehearing Exchange Deadline

Filing #: 32 - 08/03/2016 - Motion for Extension of Time to File Respondents' Answers

Filing #: 33 - 08/04/2016 - Proof of Service of Amended Complaint

Filing #: 34 - 08/05/2016 - Order Extending Answer Deadline

Filing #: 35 - 08/17/2016 - Respondent JCXI's Amended Answer to Complaint and Request for Hearing

Filing #: 36 - 08/17/2016 - Respondent Taotao USA Inc.'s Amended Answer to Complaint and Request for Hearing

Filing #: 37 - 08/17/2016 - Respondent Taotao Group Co. Ltd's Amended Answer to Complaint and Request for Hearing

Filing #: 38 - 08/25/2016 - Complainant’s Initial Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 38.01 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibit CX000 - Index

Filing #: 38.02 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX012 to CX022

Filing #: 38.03 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX023 to CX042

Filing #: 38.04 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX043 to CX062

Filing #: 38.05 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX064 to CX065

Filing #: 38.06 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX067 to CX076

Filing #: 38.07 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX078 to CX085

Filing #: 38.08 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX087 to CX088

Filing #: 38.09 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX090 to CX098

Filing #: 38.10 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX099 to CX104

Filing #: 38.11 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX105 to CX110

Filing #: 38.13 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX123 to CX127

Filing #: 38.14 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX128 to CX133

Filing #: 38.15 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX134 to CX142

Filing #: 38.16 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX143 to CX146

Filing #: 38.17 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX148 to CX151

Filing #: 38.18 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibits CX153 to CX154

Filing #: 38.19 - 02/02/2023 - Complainant's Exhibit CX160

Filing #: 40 - 09/12/2016 - Order on Motion to Extend Prehearing Exchange Deadlines

Filing #: 42 - 10/06/2016 - Notice of Filing Discrepancy

Filing #: 43 - 10/13/2016 - Complainant's Rebuttal Prehearing Exchange (Business Confidentiality Asserted)

Filing #: 44 - 10/19/2016 - Notice of Appearance of Salina Tariq and David Paulson and Notice of Withdrawal for John Stone

Filing #: 45 - 10/25/2016 - Complainant's Status Report Re Notice of Filing Discrepancy

Filing #: 46 - 10/28/2016 - Respondents Taotao USA, Inc.,Taotao Group Co., Ltd., and Jinyun County Xiangyuan Industry Co., Ltd.'s, Joint Pre-Hearing Exchange; CBI Omitted

Filing #: 47 - 11/03/2016 - Respondents Taotao USA, Inc., Taotao Group Co., Ltd., and Jinyun County Xiangyuan Industry Co., Ltd.'s Joint Prehearing Exchange (Redacted, CBI Asserted0

Filing #: 48 - 11/08/2016 - Motion to Extend Prehearing Exchange Deadline for Dispositive Motions

Filing #: 49 - 11/10/2016 - Order on Complainant's Motion to Extend Prehearing Exchange Deadline for Dispositive Motions

Filing #: 50 - 11/28/2016 - Complainant's First Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 51 - 11/28/2016 - Complainant's Motion for Partial Accelerated Decision

Filing #: 52 - 11/28/2016 - Respondents' Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim

Filing #: 53 - 11/28/2016 - Respondents' Motion for Accelerated Decision

Filing #: 54 - 12/15/2016 - Respondents' Unopposed Motion to Extend Deadlines

Filing #: 55 - 12/16/2016 - Order on Respondents' Unopposed Motion to Extend Deadlines

Filing #: 56 - 01/03/2017 - Complainant's Second Motion to Supplement PHE and Combined Responses to Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Accelerated Decision

Filing #: 57 - 01/03/2017 - Response to Complainant's First Motion to Supplement Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 58 - 01/03/2017 - Response to Complainant's Motion for Partial Accelerated Decision

Filing #: 59 - 01/12/2017 - Respondents' Motion to Stay Proceeding

Filing #: 60 - 01/13/2017 - Complainant's Reply to Complainant's Motion for Partial Accelerated Decision

Filing #: 61 - 01/13/2017 - Complainant's Reply to Complainant's first Motion to Supplement Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 62 - 01/13/2017 - Respondents' Reply to Complainant's Combined Response to Respondents' Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and Motion for Accelerated Decision

Filing #: 63 - 01/18/2017 - Complainant's Response Opposing Respondent's Motion to Stay

Filing #: 64 - 01/27/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion to Stay Proceeding

Filing #: 65 - 05/03/2017 - Order on Partial Accelerated Decision and Related Motions

Filing #: 66 - 05/09/2017 - Hearing Notice and Order

Filing #: 67 - 05/15/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Reconsideration, or in the Alternative, Request for Interlocutory Appeal

Filing #: 68 - 05/30/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion for Reconsideration, or in the Alternative, Request for Interlocutory Appeal

Filing #: 69 - 06/02/2017 - Complainant's Status Report

Filing #: 70 - 06/09/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Continuance of the Hearing

Filing #: 71 - 06/09/2017 - Respondents' Reply in Support of Their Motion for Reconsideration, or in the Alternative, Request for Interlocutory Appeal

Filing #: 72 - 06/14/2017 - Notice of Appearance

Filing #: 73 - 06/15/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion for Reconsideration or Interlocutory Review

Filing #: 74 - 06/16/2017 - Status Report

Filing #: 75 - 06/16/2017 - Status Report

Filing #: 76 - 06/16/2017 - Complainant's Third Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange (with Exhibits)

Filing #: 78 - 06/17/2017 - Respondents' Motion to Depose Witnesses

Filing #: 79 - 06/19/2017 - Respondents' First Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange (CBI Asserted for Exhibits)

Filing #: 80 - 06/23/2017 - Complainant's Motion in Limine

Filing #: 81 - 06/23/2017 - Complainant's Motion for Additional Discovery

Filing #: 82 - 06/23/2017 - Complainant's Motion Requesting Official Notice

Filing #: 83 - 06/23/2017 - Complainant's Notice of Potential Witness Conflict

Filing #: 84 - 06/23/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Issuance of Subpoenas

Filing #: 85 - 06/23/2017 - Respondents' Motion in Limine

Filing #: 86 - 06/26/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion for Continuance of the Hearing

Filing #: 86 - 06/27/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion for Continuance of the Hearing

Filing #: 87 - 06/30/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' First Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 88 - 06/30/2017 - Complainant's Status Report

Filing #: 89 - 07/03/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 90 - 07/03/2017 - Respondents' Response to Complainant's Third Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange and Motion to Take Deposition

Filing #: 91 - 07/07/2017 - Order on Motions to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 92 - 07/07/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 93 - 07/10/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion in Limine

Filing #: 94 - 07/10/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion for Issuance of Subpoenas

Filing #: 95 - 07/17/2017 - Complainants' Response to Respondents' Motion to Depose Robert Specht

Filing #: 96 - 07/17/2017 - Respondents' Response to Complainant's Motion in Limine

Filing #: 97 - 07/18/2017 - Order Requiring Electronic Service

Filing #: 98 - 07/18/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion for Issuance of Subpoenas

Filing #: 99 - 07/18/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion in Limine

Filing #: 100 - 07/27/2017 - Complainant's Reply in Support of Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence and Testimony

Filing #: 101 - 07/29/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Reconsideration of the Orders on Respondents’ Motion in Limine and Respondents' Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 102 - 07/31/2017 - Complainant's Fourth Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 102.01 - 02/02/2023 - CX000-5

Filing #: 102.02 - 02/02/2023 - CX193

Filing #: 103 - 08/02/2017 - Respondents' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Filing #: 104 - 08/04/2017 - Complainant's Status Report

Filing #: 105 - 08/09/2017 - Complainant's Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 106 - 08/10/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Leave to Respond to Complainant's Motion Requesting Official Notice

Filing #: 106.01 - 02/02/2023 - Respondents' Response to Complainant's Motion Requesting Official Notice

Filing #: 107 - 08/14/2017 - Response to Respondents' Motion for Reconsideration of the Orders on Respondents' Motion in Limine and Respondents' Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 108 - 08/17/2017 - Order on Complainant's Motion for Additional Discovery Through Requests for Admissions

Filing #: 109 - 08/17/2017 - Order on Complainant's Fourth Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 110 - 08/17/2017 - Order on Complainant's Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 111 - 08/17/2017 - Response to Motion: Response to Respondents' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Filing #: 111.01 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment A

Filing #: 111.02 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment B

Filing #: 111.03 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment C

Filing #: 111.04 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment D

Filing #: 111.05 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment E

Filing #: 111.06 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment F

Filing #: 111.07 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment G

Filing #: 111.08 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment H

Filing #: 111.09 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment I

Filing #: 111.10 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment J

Filing #: 111.11 - 02/02/2023 - Attachment K

Filing #: 111.12 - 02/02/2023 - CX026

Filing #: 111.13 - 02/02/2023 - CX028

Filing #: 112 - 08/18/2017 - Order Granting Respondents' Motion for Leave to Respond and Complainant's Motion Requesting Official Notice

Filing #: 113 - 08/21/2017 - Complainant's Fifth Motion to Supplement Prehearing Exchange w/CX 194

Filing #: 114 - 08/25/2017 - Complainant's Motion for Additional Discovery Through Requests for Production of Documents and Interrogatories

Filing #: 115 - 08/28/2017 - Respondents' Response to Complainant's Requests for Admissions

Filing #: 116 - 08/28/2017 - Respondent's Reply in Support of Respondents' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Filing #: 117 - 08/31/2017 - Complainant's Notice of Deposition of Matao Cao

Filing #: 118 - 08/31/2017 - Complainant's Notice of Deposition of David Garibyan

Filing #: 119 - 09/04/2017 - Revised Notice of Deposition for David Garibyan

Filing #: 120 - 09/04/2017 - Revised Notice of Deposition for Matao Cao

Filing #: 121 - 09/08/2017 - Order Denying Respondents' Motion for Reconsideration of the Orders on Respondents' Motion in Limine and Respondents' Motion to Take Depositions

Filing #: 122 - 09/11/2017 - Order Granting Complainant's Fifth Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 123 - 09/14/2017 - Respondent's Response to Complainant's Motion for Additional Discovery Through Requests for Production and Interrogatories

Filing #: 124 - 09/15/2017 - Complainant's Withdrawal of Notice of Potential Conflict of Interest Regarding Jonathan Shefftz

Filing #: 125 - 09/15/2017 - Complainant's Motion to Supplement/Amend the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 126 - 09/15/2017 - Respondents' Redacted Second Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 127 - 09/19/2017 - Order on Agency's Motion in Limine

Filing #: 129 - 09/20/2017 - Order on Agency's Motion for Additional Discovery

Filing #: 130 - 09/20/2017 - Order on Motions to Supplement Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 131 - 09/21/2017 - Agency Motion for Additional Discovery

Filing #: 132 - 09/22/2017 - Respondents' Second Motion in Limine

Filing #: 134 - 09/25/2017 - Agency Response to Respondents' Second Motion for Issuance of Subpoenas

Filing #: 135 - 09/26/2017 - Order Shortening Time to Respond

Filing #: 136 - 09/26/2017 - Order Granting Respondents' Motion for Issuance of Subpoena

Filing #: 137 - 09/26/2017 - Subpoena (Margaret Goldstein)

Filing #: 138 - 09/27/2017 - Agency Response to Respondents' Second Motion in Limine

Filing #: 140 - 09/29/2017 - Respondents' Prehearing Brief

Filing #: 141 - 09/30/2017 - Respondents' Response and Objections to Complainant's Request for Additional Discovery on Ability to Pay Through Requests for Production

Filing #: 142 - 09/30/2017 - Respondents' Response to Complainant's Discovery Requests

Filing #: 143 - 10/02/2017 - Order on Respondents' Second Motion in Limine

Filing #: 144 - 10/02/2017 - Motion for Leave to File Amended Answer

Filing #: 145 - 10/03/2017 - Order on Agency's Motion for Additional Discovery

Filing #: 146 - 10/04/2017 - Order Denying Respondents' Motion for Leave to File Amended Answers

Filing #: 147 - 10/04/2017 - Respondents' Third Motion to Supplement/Amend the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 148 - 10/05/2017 - Order on Respondents' Third Motion to Supplement the Prehearing Exchange

Filing #: 150 - 10/10/2017 - Order Denying Respondents' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Filing #: 151 - 10/10/2017 - Acknowledgment of Agency's Motion for Leave to Reduce the Proposed Penalty

Filing #: 152 - 10/12/2017 - Notice of Ex Parte Contact

Filing #: 153 - 10/12/2017 - Corrected Notice of Ex Parte Contact

Filing #: 154 - 10/13/2017 - Motion to Quash Subpoena

Filing #: 155 - 10/16/2017 - Complainant's Motion for Leave to File Out of Time & Motion to Correct Expert Report

Filing #: 156 - 10/16/2017 - Respondents' Response to Motion to Quash Subpoena

Filing #: 157 - 10/16/2017 - Order on Motion to Quash Subpoena

Filing #: 158 - 10/30/2017 - Hearing Transcript (condensed) with Word Index for 10-17-17 (p. 1-332), and Exhibits (not included due to CBI)

Filing #: 159 - 10/30/2017 - Hearing Transcript (condensed) with Word Index for 10-18-17 (p. 333-687), and Exhibits (not included due to CBI)

Filing #: 160 - 10/30/2017 - Hearing Transcript (condensed) with Word Index for 10-19-17 (p. 688-921), and Exhibits (not included due to CBI)

Filing #: 161 - 11/01/2017 - Post-Hearing Scheduling Order

Filing #: 163 - 11/01/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Leave to Reopen the Record

Filing #: 163 - 11/03/2017 - Notice of Withdrawal

Filing #: 163 - 11/16/2017 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion to Reopen Record

Filing #: 165 - 11/17/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Extension of Time

Filing #: 166 - 11/17/2017 - Complainant's Motion to Conform Transcript

Filing #: 167 - 11/27/2017 - Respondent's Motion to Conform Transcript

Filing #: 168 - 11/30/2017 - Order on Motions to Conform Transcript

Filing #: 169 - 12/07/2017 - Order on Respondents' Motion for Leave to Reopen the Record

Filing #: 170 - 12/13/2017 - Joint Motion to Extend Post Hearing Brief Deadlines

Filing #: 171 - 12/14/2017 - Order on Motion to Extend Post-Hearing Brief Deadlines

Filing #: 172 - 12/21/2017 - Complainant's Initial Post-Hearing Brief

Filing #: 173 - 12/23/2017 - Respondents' Initial Post-Hearing Brief

Filing #: 174 - 12/26/2017 - Respondents' Motion for Leave to File Post Hearing Brief

Filing #: 175 - 01/04/2018 - Complainant's Response to Respondents' Motion for Leave for Filing Post Hearing Brief

Filing #: 176 - 01/05/2018 - Respondents' Reply in Support of Motion for Leave for Filing Post-Hearing Brief

Filing #: 177 - 01/10/2018 - Order on Respondents' Motion for Leave for Filing Post Hearing Brief

Filing #: 178 - 01/19/2018 - Complainant's Post-Hearing Reply Brief

Filing #: 179 - 01/19/2018 - Respondents' Post-Hearing Reply Brief

Filing #: 180 - 08/07/2018 - Initial Decision

Filing #: 181 - 09/19/2018 - Receipt of Transfer of CBI Case Records to EAB

Filing #: 182 - 09/19/2018 - Hand Delivery Receipt for Transfer of Administrative Record (including CBI) to EAB

Filing #: 183 - 10/03/2018 - Respondents' Notice of Appeal