Janikowski v. Colvin
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS - granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees and adopting 27 Findings and Recommendations. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 1/25/2017. (APP)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
JOSEPH 0. JANIKOWSKI,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Commissioner of Social Security,
JAN 2 5 2017
Clerk, U S District Court
District Of Montana
United States Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch entered his Findings and
Recommendation on January 3, 2017, recommending granting Plaintiff Joseph
Janikowski's motion for attorney fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). The parties
failed to timely object to the Findings and Recommendation, and so waived their
right to de novo review of the record. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(l)(C). The Court
reviews for clear error those findings and recommendations to which no party
objects. See McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d
1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981); Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). Clear error
exists if the Court is left with a "definite and firm conviction that a mistake has
been committed." United States v. Syrax, 235 F.3d 422, 427 (9th Cir. 2000)
Having reviewed the Findings and Recommendation, the Court finds no
clear error in Judge Lynch's conclusion that attorney fees should be awarded in
the amount of $11,288.75, less the $1,628.00 already paid and minus the
$5,368.97 in fees previously awarded under the Equal Access to Justice Act
("EAJA"), for a total amount due of $4,291.78.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
(1) Judge Lynch's Findings and Recommendation (Doc. 27) are ADOPTED
(2) Plaintiffs Amended Motion for Attorney Fees (Doc. 23) is GRANTED.
Plaintiff is awarded attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) in the amount of
$11,288.75, minus the $1,628.00 already paid and the $5,368.97 EAJA offset, for
a total amount due of $4,291. 78.
Dated this 2.5¥aay of January, 201
Dana L. Christensen, Chief Judge
United States District Court
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