Johnson v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 21

ORDER on Fees Under the EAJA re 20 Stipulation. Entered by Magistrate Judge Jonathan E. Hawley on 8/18/2017. (KZ, ilcd)

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E-FILED Friday, 18 August, 2017 10:22:53 AM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS PEORIA DIVISION TOOD L. JOHNSON, Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 1:16-cv-1423-JEH NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ORDER ON FEES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT The Court awards Plaintiff attorney fees in the amount of $6,500 and costs in the amount of $0 in full satisfaction and settlement of any and all claims Plaintiff may have under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) in this case. The award of attorney fees will satisfy all of Plaintiff’s claims for fees, costs, and expenses under 28 U.S.C. § 2412 in this case. Any fees paid belong to Plaintiff and not Plaintiff’s attorney and can be offset to satisfy pre-existing debt that the litigant owes the United States under Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521 (2010). If counsel for the parties can verify that Plaintiff owes no pre-existing debt subject to offset, Defendant will direct that the award be made payable to Plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to the EAJA assignment duly signed by Plaintiff and counsel. SO ORDERED this18th day of August, 2017. ___ s/ Jonathan E. Hawley __________________________________________ JONATHAN E. HAWLEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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