Sunberg v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 28

ORDER granting 27 the Parties' Joint Stipulation for an Award of Attorney's Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act is accepted and the Commissioner shall pay Plaintiff's attorney fees in the amount of $7,500.00 and costs i n the amount of $0.00, for a total award of $7,500.00; Counsel for the parties shall verify whether or not Plaintiff owes a preexisting debt to the United States subject to offset, consistent with Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). If no such pre-existing debt exists, Defendant shall pay the EAJA award directly to Plaintiffs counsel pursuant to the EAJA assignment signed by Plaintiff; and The case remains terminated on the docket of this Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L. Litkovitz on 5/10/2022. (art)

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Case: 1:20-cv-00627-KLL Doc #: 28 Filed: 05/10/22 Page: 1 of 1 PAGEID #: 1100 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION CRYSTAL M. S., PLAINTIFF, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) v. KILOLO KIJAKAZI, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-00627 Magistrate Judge Litkovitz ORDER This cause coming before the Court on the joint motion of the parties, due notice having been given, and the Court being fully advised, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. The Parties' Joint Stipulation for an Award of Attorney's Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act is accepted and the Commissioner shall pay Plaintiff's attorney fees in the amount of $7,500.00 and costs in the amount of $0.00, for a total award of $7,500.00; 2. Counsel for the parties shall verify whether or not Plaintiff owes a preexisting debt to the United States subject to offset, consistent with Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). If no such pre-existing debt exists, Defendant shall pay the EAJA award directly to Plaintiff’s counsel pursuant to the EAJA assignment signed by Plaintiff; and 3. The case remains terminated on the docket of this Court. IT IS SO ORDERED. 5/10/2022 Date: _____________________ Entered: ____________________________ _

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