Nottingham v. Commissioner Social Security Administration
Memorandum of Opinion and Order The Court hereby awards attorney's fees to Plaintiff in the sum of $1,875.00, in full satisfaction and settlement of any and all claims Plaintiff may have in this matter. The award will fully satisfy any and all of Plaintiff's claims for fees, costs, and expenses under 28 U.S.C. § 2412 that may be payable for counsel's work before the Court in this case. Plaintiff's Motion for Attorneys Fees (ECF No. 21 ) is denied as moot. Judge Benita Y. Pearson on 6/27/2017. (JLG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY
CASE NO. 1:16CV2606
JUDGE BENITA Y. PEARSON
ORDER [Resolving ECF Nos. 21, 22]
Pending before the Court is the parties’ Joint Stipulation for an Award of Attorney’s Fees
pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. ECF No. 22. Also
pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to the EAJA. ECF No. 21.
The Court hereby awards attorney’s fees to Plaintiff in the sum of $1,875.00, in full
satisfaction and settlement of any and all claims Plaintiff may have in this matter. The award
will fully satisfy any and all of Plaintiff’s claims for fees, costs, and expenses under 28 U.S.C. §
2412 that may be payable for counsel’s work before the Court in this case. Any fees paid belong
to Plaintiff and not her attorney and can be offset to satisfy pre-existing debt that the litigant
owes the United States under Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010).
If counsel for the parties can verify that Plaintiff owes no pre-existing debts to the United
States subject to offset, Defendant will direct that the award be made payable to Plaintiff’s
attorney pursuant to the attorney’s fee assignment duly signed by Plaintiff and her counsel.
Defendant shall direct the Treasury Department to mail any check in this matter to the business
address of Plaintiff’s counsel.
Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees (ECF No. 21) is denied as moot.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 27, 2017
/s/ Benita Y. Pearson
Benita Y. Pearson
United States District Judge
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