Williams Thomas v. Colvin
ORDER signed by Judge Lynn Adelman on 04/09/2018 re 24 Granting Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses. (cc: all counsel)(lls)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
GLORIA WILLIAMS THOMAS,
Case No.: 16-CV-1683
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Deputy Commissioner for
Operations, performing the
duties and functions not
reserved to the Commissioner
of Social Security,
ORDER GRANTING ATTORNEY FEES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES PURSUANT TO
THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412
Based upon the Court's finding that the fees incurred are both reasonable and necessary
and qualify under the EAJA,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that an award of attorney fees of $10,700.00, costs of
$400.00, and $19.43 in expenses under Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412,
shall be paid by Defendant in full satisfaction and settlement of any and all claims Plaintiff may
have for attorney's fees in this matter pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act. These fees are
awarded to Plaintiff and not Plaintiff's attorney and can be offset to satisfy pre-existing debts that
the litigant owes the United States under Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 177 L. Ed. 2d 91
If counsel for the parties verify Plaintiff owes no pre-existing debt subject to offset, the
Defendant shall direct that the award be made payable to Plaintiff's attorney pursuant to the
EAJA assignment duly signed by Plaintiff and counsel.
If Plaintiff owes a pre-existing debt subject to offset in an amount less than the EAJA
award, the Social Security Administration will instruct the U.S. Department of Treasury that any
check for the remainder after offset will be made payable to Plaintiff and mailed to the business
address of Plaintiff's attorney.
Dated at Milwaukee Wisconsin, this 9th day of April, 2018.
BY THE COURT:
U.S. District Judge
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