Leonard v. Berryhill

Filing 18

ORDER granting 16 Motion for EAJA Attorney Fees and Costs 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 LISA LEE LEONARD, 11 Plaintiff, v. 12 13 NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, CASE NO. 3:17-cv-05269 DWC ORDER ON UNOPPOSED 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. 5. This matter is before the Court on “Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs 19 under EAJA.” Dkt. 16. Defendant does not oppose Plaintiff’s motion. Dkt. 17. Based on the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412, (“EAJA”), Plaintiff’s 20 21 motion (Dkt. 16), and the relevant record, the Court orders EAJA attorney’s fees of $5,564.98, 22 expenses in the amount of $10.68, and costs, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1920, in the amount of 23 $400.00 (“EAJA Award”) be awarded to Plaintiff. Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 591–97 24 (2010). ORDER ON UNOPPOSED 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 Todd R. Renda, 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, Todd R. Renda, 6314 19th Street West, Suite 8 21, Tacoma, WA 98466-6223. 9 Dated this 6th day of December, 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 UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT FEES - 2

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