LEWIS v. ASTRUE
ORDER entered on 29 Motion for Attorney Fees awarding attorney fees to Plaintiff under EAJA subject to any offsetting debt owed to the United States. Signed by SENIOR JUDGE MAURICE M PAUL on 7/20/2011. (jws)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
CASE NO. 1:09-cv-00206-MP-GRJ
MICHAEL J ASTRUE,
This matter is before the Court on Doc. 29, plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees under
the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA"), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. The government filed a response
in which it agreed that Plaintiff should be awarded attorney fees in the amount of $2,770.68, but
that plaintiff did not accrue any costs. Doc. 31. After consideration, the Court concludes that
the fee request is appropriate. Accordingly, it is hereby
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED:
Plaintiff is awarded attorney fees under EAJA in the amount of $2,770.68, subject to any
offsetting debt owed by the Plaintiff to the United States. If the agreement between
Plaintiff and Plaintiff's Counsel is such that these fees are assigned to Plaintiff Counsel,
any fees or partial fees received by the Plaintiff are to be considered held in trust for, and
payable to, Plaintiff's Counsel.
DONE AND ORDERED this 20th day of July, 2011
s/Maurice M. Paul
Maurice M. Paul, Senior District Judge
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