ROWAN v. BERRYHILL

Case No. 2:16-cv-01862-RSM.

ELLEN FOLEY ROWAN, Plaintiff, v. NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Commissioner SSA Defendant

United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 42 U.S.C. § 405
Cause: 42 U.S.C. § 405 Review of HHS Decision (DIWC)
Nature of Suit: 863 Social Security: DIWC / DIWW
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ellen Foley Rowan, Plaintiff, represented by George Andre Fields , Law Office of George Andre Fields.

Carolyn W Colvin, Defendant, represented by Kerry Jane Keefe , US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE & David J. Burdett , SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.


ORDER RE: UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES, COSTS AND acting EXPENSES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT

RICARDO S. MARTINEZ, Chief District Judge.

Based upon the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, and 28 U.S.C. § 1920, Plaintiff's unopposed EAJA petition and the assignment of EAJA fees to Plaintiff's attorney by Plaintiff, it is hereby ORDERED that: EAJA attorney's fees in the amount of $4,067.53, costs in the amount of $400 and expenses of $16.60 (postage). shall:

1) Be awarded to Plaintiff pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 2531-2, 177 L.Ed.2d 91 (2010) and delivered to Plaintiff's counsel; however,

2) The Acting Commissioner shall contact the Department of Treasury after this Order is entered to determine if the EAJA Award is subject to any offset. If the U.S. Department of the Treasury verifies to the Office of General Counsel that Plaintiff does not owe a debt, the government will honor Plaintiff's assignment of EAJA Award and pay the EAJA Award directly to George Andre Fields, Esq, Plaintiff's counsel. If there is an offset, any remainder shall be made payable to Plaintiff, based on the Department of the Treasury's Offset Program and standard practices, and electronically deposited to Plaintiff's counsel, George Andre Fields, Esq. at P.O. Box 231024, Sacramento, CA 95823.

Plaintiff's costs of $400 (filing fee) shall be made by paper check made payable to "Doug Rowan" and mailed to Plaintiff's counsel at the address listed above.


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