Dodson v. Berryhill

Filing 22

ORDER granting 20 Stipulated Motion for EAJA Fees signed by Judge David W. Christel.(SH)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON 8 9 10 CHRISTOPHER L DODSON, 11 Plaintiff, v. 12 13 NANCY A BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, CASE NO. 3:17-CV-05055-DWC ORDER ON STIPULATED MOTION FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT FEES 14 Defendant. 15 This Court has jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), Fed. R. Civ. P. 73 and Local 16 17 Magistrate Judge Rule MJR 13. See also Consent to Proceed before a United States Magistrate 18 Judge, Dkt. 6. This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s “Stipulation for EAJA Fees.” Dkt. 19 20. 20 Based on the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412, (“EAJA”), Plaintiff’s 21 stipulation (Dkt. 20), the attorney declaration (Dkt. 21) and the relevant record, the Court orders 22 EAJA attorney’s fees of $5,502.92 (“EAJA Award”) be awarded to Plaintiff. Astrue v. Ratliff, 23 560 U.S. 586, 591–97 (2010). 24 ORDER ON STIPULATED MOTION FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT FEES - 1 1 The Acting Commissioner shall contact the Department of Treasury after this Order is 2 entered to determine if the EAJA Award is subject to any offset. If the U.S. Department of the 3 Treasury verifies to the Office of General Counsel that Plaintiff does not owe a debt, the 4 government will honor Plaintiff’s assignment of EAJA Award and pay the EAJA Award directly 5 to Jeanette Laffoon, Plaintiff’s counsel. If there is an offset, any remainder shall be made payable 6 to Plaintiff, based on the Department of the Treasury’s Offset Program and standard practices, 7 and the check shall be mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel, Jeanette Laffoon, Maddox & Laffoon, P.S., 8 410-A South Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501. 9 Dated this 7th day of November, 2017. A 10 11 David W. Christel United States Magistrate Judge 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER ON STIPULATED MOTION FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT FEES - 2

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