Blank v. Commissioner of Social Security
STIPULATION and ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan on 10/16/17. Plaintiff is awarded attorney fees under the Equal Access To Justice Act (EAJA) 28 U.S.C. 2412(d), in the amount of four thousand dollars ($4000.00). (Mena-Sanchez, L)
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JOSEPH C. FRAULOB – CA State Bar #194355
Attorney For Plaintiff
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
LORI DIANE BLANK,
STIPULATION FOR AWARD OF EAJA
CIV. NO. 2:17-CV-00034-EFB
NANCY A. BERRYHILL, ACTING
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by the parties, through their undersigned attorneys, and
with the approval of the Court as provided below, that Plaintiff be awarded attorney fees under
the Equal Access To Justice Act (EAJA) 28 U.S.C. 2412(d), in the amount of four thousand
dollars ($4000.00). This amount represents compensation for all legal services rendered on
behalf of Plaintiff by his counsel in connection with this civil action, in accordance with 28
U.S.C. 2412(d). The parties additionally stipulate that Plaintiff shall be awarded costs under 28
U.S.C. 1920 in the amount of four hundred dollars ($400.00).
After the Court issues an order for EAJA fees to Plaintiff, the government will consider
the matter of Plaintiff’s assignment of EAJA fees to Plaintiff’s attorney. Pursuant to Astrue v.
Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (U.S. June 14, 2010), the ability to honor the assignment will depend on
whether the fees are subject to any offset allowed under the United States Department of the
Treasury’s Offset Program. After the order to EAJA fees is entered, the government will
determine if it is subject to any offset.
Fees and costs shall be made payable to Plaintiff, but if the Department of the Treasury
determines that Plaintiff does not owe a federal debt, then the government shall cause the
payment of fees and costs to be made directly to Plaintiff’s counsel Joseph C. Fraulob, pursuant
to the written assignment executed by Plaintiff. Any payments shall be delivered to Plaintiff’s
counsel Joseph C. Fraulob.
This stipulation constitutes a compromise settlement of Plaintiff’s request for EAJA
attorney fees and does not constitute an admission of liability on the part of Defendant under the
EAJA. Payment of the agreed amount shall constitute a complete release from, and bar to, any
and all claims that Plaintiff and/or Plaintiff’s counsel may have relating to EAJA attorney fees in
connection with this action.
DATE: October 12, 2017
By /s/ Joseph Clayton Fraulob
JOSEPH CLAYTON FRAULOB
Attorney for plaintiff
DATE: October 12, 2017
PHILLIP A. TALBERT
United States Attorney
By /s/ Marcelo Illarmo______
(As authorized via email on October 12, 2017)
Assistant Regional Counsel
Attorneys for Defendant
APPROVED AND SO ORDERED.
DATED: October 16, 2017.
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