Forstrom v. Saul

Filing 27

ORDER signed by Chief Judge Pamela Pepper on 11/16/2021 GRANTING 26 stipulated motion for award under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Defendant to pay to plaintiff $8,300 award of attorney fees and expenses in full satisfaction and settlement of any and all claims plaintiff may have in this case under EAJA. (cc: all counsel)(cb)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN JODI L. FORSTROM, Plaintiff, Case No. 19-cv-1610-pp v. KILOLO KIJAKAZI, Defendant. ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED MOTION FOR AWARD UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT (DKT. NO. 26) On November 15, 2021, the parties filed a stipulated motion, asking the court to enter an order awarding attorneys’ fees and expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Dkt. No. 26. The court GRANTS the stipulated motion for award under the EAJA. Dkt. No. 26. The court ORDERS that the defendant shall pay to the plaintiff an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses in the amount of $8,300, in full satisfaction and settlement of any and all claims the plaintiff may have in this case under the EAJA. The court awards these fees and expenses to the plaintiff, not the plaintiff’s attorney, and under Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010), the United States may offset the award to satisfy pre-existing debts that the litigant owes the United States. If counsel for the parties verify that the plaintiff owes no pre-existing debt subject to offset, the defendant shall direct that the award be made payable to 1 Case 1:19-cv-01610-PP Filed 11/16/21 Page 1 of 2 Document 27 the plaintiff’s attorney, pursuant to the EAJA assignment duly signed by the plaintiff and counsel. Dated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this 16th day of November, 2021. BY THE COURT: _____________________________________ HON. PAMELA PEPPER Chief United States District Judge 2 Case 1:19-cv-01610-PP Filed 11/16/21 Page 2 of 2 Document 27

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