German v. Colvin

Filing 36

ORDER granting 34 Motion for Attorney Fees. Entered by Judge Philip A. Brimmer on 09/22/15.(jhawk, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge Philip A. Brimmer Civil Action No. 13-cv-00551-PAB RACHEL GERMAN, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ORDER 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 premises. 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 further 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 2

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