Garcia v. Astrue

Filing 25

ORDER Granting re 24 Stipulation Awarding Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access To Justice Act (28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)) filed by Michael J. Astrue. Signed by Judge Joseph C. Spero on 9/22/08. (fj, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/22/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO, CSBN 44332 United States Attorney LUCILLE GONZALES MEIS, SBN CO 15153 Regional Chief Counsel, Region IX Social Security Administration SHEA LITA BOND, SBN D.C. 469103 Special Assistant United States Attorney 333 Market Street, Suite 1500 San Francisco, California 94105 Telephone: (415) 977-8943 Facsimile: (415) 744-0134 E-Mail: Shea.Bond@ssa.gov Attorneys for Defendant 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, ) Commissioner of Social Security, ) ) Defendant. ) _________________________________) MARY GARCIA, CIVIL NO. 3:07-cv-05469-JCS STIPULATION AND ORDER AWARDING ATTORNEY FEES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT (28 U.S.C. 2412(d)) IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties through their undersigned counsel, subject to the approval of the Court, that Plaintiff's counsel, as Plaintiff's assignee, be awarded attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act in the amount of FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AND NO CENTS ($4,200.00). This amount represents compensation for all legal services rendered on behalf of Plaintiff by counsel in connection with this civil action for services performed before the district court in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 2412(d). 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 in the aforementioned sum under EAJA shall constitute a complete release from and bar to any and all claims, rights, causes of action, liens or subrogated interests relating to attorneys fees and costs incurred in this action under EAJA. Any payment shall be made payable to Plaintiff's counsel as Plaintiff's assignee and delivered to Plaintiff's counsel. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Dated: Dated: The settlement of Plaintiff's claim for EAJA attorney fees does not preclude Plaintiff's counsel from seeking attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. 406(b) of the Social Security Act, subject to the offset provisions of the law. Respectfully submitted, September 18, 2008 /s/ Tom Weathered (As authorized via regular mail) TOM WEATHERED Attorney for Plaintiff JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney LUCILLE GONZALES MEIS Regional Chief Counsel, Region IX Social Security Administration /s/ Shea Lita Bond SHEA LITA BOND Attorneys for Defendant September 18, 2008 UNIT ED 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Dated: 9/22/08 IT IS SO ORDERED: S S DISTRICT TE C TA ER N D IS T IC T R OF A C LI . Spero Joseph JOSEPH C. SPERO THE HONORABLE C Judge United States Magistrate Judge FO R NIA O OR IT IS S DERED RT U O NO RT H

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