German v. Colvin
ORDER granting 34 Motion for Attorney Fees. Entered by Judge Philip A. Brimmer on 09/22/15.(jhawk, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Philip A. Brimmer
Civil Action No. 13-cv-00551-PAB
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
This matter comes before the Court on the Unopposed Motion for Attorney Fees
Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 [Docket No. 34], f iled
by plaintiff Rachel German. Although filed as a motion and not as a stipulation, plaintiff
represents that counsel for defendant has stipulated to a fee of $7,500 in this matter.
Docket No. 34 at 1. The Court has reviewed the pleading and is fully advised of the
Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Stipulated Award of Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice
Act [Docket No. 34] is GRANTED. Defendant is ordered to pay the amount of
$7,500.00 to plaintiff for attorney’s fees under the EAJA, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). It is
ORDERED that this award is without prejudice to the right of plaintiff’s counsel to
seek attorney fees under § 206(b) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 406(b),
subject to the offset provisions of the EAJA. It is further
ORDERED that the EAJA attorney fee award shall be made payable to plaintiff
and mailed to plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to Manning v. Astrue, 510 F.3d 1246, 1251
(10th Cir. 2007). It is further
ORDERED that, if it is determined upon effectuation of this Order that plaintiff
does not owe a debt that is subject to offset under the Treasury Offset Program, and
the Commissioner agrees to accept the assignment, the fee award herein shall be
made payable to plaintiff’s attorney. If there is such a debt, any fee remaining after
offset will be payable to plaintiff and delivered to plaintiff’s attorney.
DATED September 22, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
s/Philip A. Brimmer
PHILIP A. BRIMMER
United States District Judge
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