Kelly v. Colvin

Filing 24

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 22 Motion for Attorney Fees, by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (SWT)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 CHRISTIN KELLY, 10 Plaintiff, v. 11 CASE NO. C16-0037-JCC ORDER GRANTING EAJA ATTORNEY FEES NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, 1 12 13 14 Defendant. 15 16 This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Christin Kelly’s unopposed motion for 17 attorney fees (Dkt. No. 22). Plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED. Plaintiff is hereby AWARDED 18 attorney fees in the amount of $5,048.38 and expenses in the amount of $20.22 pursuant to the 19 Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). If the U.S. Department of the 20 Treasury determines that Plaintiff’s EAJA fees, expenses, and costs are not subject to any offset 21 allowed under the Department of the Treasury’s Offset Program, as discussed in Astrue v. Ratliff, 22 560 U.S. 586 (2010), payment of this award shall be made to Plaintiff’s attorney, Robert 23 Friedman. Whether payable to Plaintiff, or to Robert Friedman, the check shall be mailed to 24 25 26 1 Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security. Pursuant to Rule 25(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Nancy A. Berryhill should be substituted for Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin as the defendant in this suit. No further action needs to be taken to continue this suit by reason of the last sentence of section 205(g) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). ORDER GRANTING EAJA ATTORNEY FEES PAGE - 1 1 Robert Friedman at 3410 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201. 2 3 DATED this 30th day of March 2017. A 4 5 6 John C. Coughenour UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER GRANTING EAJA ATTORNEY FEES PAGE - 2

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