Chang v. Colvin

Filing 31

ORDER ADOPTING 29 Report and Recommendation, granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by Dang Chang (Written Opinion). Signed by Judge Ann D. Montgomery on 6/26/17. (JME)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA Dang Chang, Civil No. 15-cv-4496 (ADM/HB) Plaintiff, v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, ORDER ON REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Defendant. The above-entitled matter came before the Court upon the Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge. No objections have been filed to the Report and Recommendation in the time period permitted. Based upon the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, and all the files, records and proceedings herein, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. The Report and Recommendation is ADOPTED; 2. Plaintiff Dang Chang’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act [Doc. No. 23] is GRANTED; 3. Chang is awarded $ 9,776.00 in attorneys’ fees and $ 400.00 in costs; 4. The $ 400.00 in costs will be paid from the Judgment Fund administered by the United States Treasury and not by Defendant; 5. Any EAJA fees and costs will be paid to Chang as the litigant, pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010); 6. The award shall fully and completely satisfy any and all claims for fees, costs, and expenses that may have been payable to Chang in this matter pursuant to the EAJA. LET JUDGMENT BE ENTERED ACCORDINGLY. Dated: June 26, 2017 s/Ann D. Montgomery ANN D. MONTGOMERY United States District Judge 2

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