Hawk v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 22

ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King on 9/15/22. (sh)

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Case: 3:20-cv-00241-NMK Doc #: 22 Filed: 09/15/22 Page: 1 of 1 PAGEID #: 893 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION MATTHEW HAWK, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) v. KILOLO KIJAKAZI, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. Civil Action No. 3:20-cv-00241 Magistrate Judge KING 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 $5,500.00 and costs in the amount of $00.00, for a total of $5,500.00; 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 counsel; and 3. The case remains terminated on the docket of this Court. IT IS SO ORDERED. September 15, 2022 Date: _____________________ Entered: ____________________________ s/_________________________ _

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