Romo v. Colvin

Filing 29

ORDER APPROVING 28 STIPULATION FOR ATTORNEY FEES. By Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 5/7/2015. (alowe)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge Robert E. Blackburn Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-03259-REB DARLENE ROMO, f/k/a DARLENE SIGALA Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY Defendant. ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION FOR ATTORNEY FEES Blackburn, J. The matter before me is the parties’ Stipulation for Attorney Fees [#28],1 filed May 6, 2015. Having considered the motion and the file, and being sufficiently advised, I find and conclude that the stipulation should be approved. THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as follows: 1. That the parties’ Stipulation for Attorney Fees [#28], filed May 6, 2015, is approved; 2. That under the Equal Access to Justice Act, plaintiff is awarded attorney fees of $6,000.00; and 3. That if, after receiving this order, the Commissioner (a) determines on effectuation of the order that plaintiff does not owe a debt that is subject to offset under the Treasury Offset Program; and (b) agrees to waive the requirements of the AntiAssignment Act, the fees shall be made payable to plaintiff’s attorney; however, if there 1 “[#28]” is an example of the convention the court uses to identify the docket number assigned to a specific paper by the court’s case management and electronic case filing system (CM/ECF). The court uses this convention throughout this order. is a debt owed under the Treasury Offset Program, the Commissioner may not agree to waive the requirements of the Anti-Assignment Act, and the remaining EAJA fees after offset will be paid by a check made payable to plaintiff, but delivered to plaintiff’s attorney. Dated May 7, 2015, at Denver, Colorado. BY THE COURT: 2

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