Overton v. Colvin
ORDERThat the parties Stipulation for Award of Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act 24 , filed January 29, 2016, is approved; and That plaintiff is awarded $3,600 in attorney fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)(1)(A)., by Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 2/1/2016.(evana, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Judge Robert E. Blackburn
Civil Action No. 15-cv-01086-REB
RICHARD A. OVERTON,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION FOR AWARD OF
ATTORNEY FEES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT
The matter before me is the parties’ Stipulation for Award of Attorney Fees
Under the Equal Access to Justice Act [#24],1 filed January 29, 2016. As indicated
by the title of the document, the parties have reached an agreement as to the amount of
attorney fees to be awarded to plaintiff under the EAJA. I therefore approve their
stipulation and award attorney fees in the amount stipulated, payable to plaintiff. See
Manning v. Astrue, 510 F.3d 1246, 1249-55 (10th Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 129 S.Ct.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as follows:
“[#24]” is an example of the convention I use to identify the docket number assigned to a
specific paper by the court’s case management and electronic case filing system (CM/ECF). I use this
convention throughout this order.
In Manning, the Tenth Circuit held the plain language, structure, and history of the EAJA
preclude an award of fees to anyone other than the prevailing party. Thus, even if plaintiff has assigned
his right to EAJA fees to his attorney, I cannot direct the fee award be paid directly to anyone other than
1. That the parties’ Stipulation for Award of Attorney Fees Under the Equal
Access to Justice Act [#24], filed January 29, 2016, is approved; and
2. That plaintiff is awarded $3,600 in attorney fees pursuant to the Equal Access
to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)(1)(A).
Dated February 1, 2016, at Denver, Colorado.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Robert E. Blackburn
Robert E. Blackburn
United States District Judge
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