James v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER, The parties' Stipulation for Attorney Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (Doc. 28 ) is GRANTED. Signed by Judge J. Phil Gilbert on 8/9/2017. (jdh)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Civil No. 16-cv-1139-JPG-CJP
ORDER for ATTORNEY’S FEES
Before the Court is the parties’ Amended Stipulation for Attorney Fees Pursuant to the
Equal Access to Justice Act. (Doc. 28).
The parties have agreed that plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees in the amount
The Court finds that plaintiff is the prevailing party and is entitled to an award of attorney’s
fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. §2412(d)(1)(B). The Court further
finds that the agreed upon amount is reasonable and appropriate. This award shall fully and
completely satisfy any and all claims for fees that may have been payable to plaintiff in this matter
pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. §2412.
The parties’ Stipulation for Attorney Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act
(Doc. 28) is GRANTED. The Court awards plaintiff Robbin James the sum of $4,000.00 (four
thousand dollars) for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act. These funds shall
be payable to plaintiff, per Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). However, in accordance with the
parties’ agreement, any part of the award that is not subject to set-off to pay plaintiff’s pre-existing
debt to the United States shall be made payable to plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to the EAJA
assignment previously executed by plaintiff and counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/J. Phil Gilbert
J. PHIL GILBERT
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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