Bickham v. Colvin

Filing 38

ORDER granting 37 Motion for Attorney Fees. By Judge Christine M. Arguello on 09/10/2014. (athom, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge Christine M. Arguello Civil Action No. 13-cv-02414-CMA MIECAH BICKHAM, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Social Security Commissioner, Defendant. ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION OF AWARD OF ATTORNEY FEES The Motion for Order Approving Stipulation of Award of Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, (Doc. # 37), filed September 9, 2014, is GRANTED. In consideration thereof, it is ORDERED that Defendant pay to Plaintiff , through counsel, reasonable attorney fees and expenses in the amount of $4,750.00. It is FURTHER ORDERED that if, after receiving the Court’s EAJA fee order, the Commissioner (1) determines upon effectuation of the Court’s EAJA fee order that Plaintiff does not owe a debt that is subject to offset under the Treasury Offset Program, and (2) agrees to waive the requirements of the Anti-Assignment Act, the fees will be made payable to Plaintiff’s attorney. However, if there is a debt owned under the Treasury Offset Program, the Commissioner cannot agree to waive the requirements of the Anti-Assignment Act, and the remaining EAJA fees after offset will be paid by a check made out to Plaintiff but delivered to Plaintiff’s attorney. DATED at Denver, Colorado, this 10th day of September, 2014. BY THE COURT: ________________________________ CHRISTINE M. ARGUELLO United States District Judge 2

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