Laur v. Kijakazi

Filing 28

ORDER signed by Judge Brett H Ludwig on 5/8/24 granting 27 Motion for Attorney Fees. (cc: all counsel)(jad)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN MATTHEW LAUR, v. Plaintiff, Case No. 23-cv-1294-bhl MARTIN O’MALLEY, Commissioner of SSA, Defendant. ______________________________________________________________________________ ORDER GRANTING ATTORNEY’S FEES ______________________________________________________________________________ On May 7, 2024, the parties filed a stipulated motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, indicating they have agreed to an award to Plaintiff of $8,387.00 for attorney’s fees and expenses. (ECF No. 27) Because the proposed fees are reasonable, the Court will grant the stipulated motion and award Plaintiff $8,387.00 for attorney’s fees and expenses in full satisfaction of any and all claims that may be payable under the EAJA. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties’ Stipulated Motion for Attorney’s Fees, ECF No. 27, is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded $8,387.00 (eight thousand three hundred eighty-seven dollars) for attorney’s fees and expenses in full satisfaction of any and all claims that may be payable to Plaintiff in this matter under the EAJA, 28 U.S.C. § 2412. Any fees paid belong to Plaintiff and not Plaintiff’s attorney and can be offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt that the litigant owes the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010). If Defendant can verify that Plaintiff does not owe a pre-existing debt to the government subject to the offset, Defendant will direct that the award be made payable to Frederick J. Daley, Jr. pursuant to the EAJA assignment duly signed by Plaintiff. If payment is mailed, as compared to electronically deposited, it shall be mailed to counsel’s address of record: Suite 104, 4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613. Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 8, 2024. s/ Brett H. Ludwig BRETT H. LUDWIG United States District Judge

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