McFarland v. Colvin

Northern District of Illinois, ilnd-1:2016-cv-06887

ORDER: Plaintiff is awarded $6,226.52 (six thousand two hundred twenty-six dollars and fifty-two cents), in full satisfaction of any and all claims for attorney fees, expenses, and costs that may be payable to plaintiff in this matter under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 - Signed by the Honorable Susan E. Cox on 2/16/2018. [For further details see order] Mailed notice

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Case: 1:16-cv-06887 Document #: 32 Filed: 02/16/18 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:1030 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION SABRINA LORAINE MCFARLAND,)) Plaintiff,)) No. 16 C 6887 v.)) Magistrate Judge Cox NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting) Commissioner of Social Security,)) Defendant.) ORDER This matter coming before the court on the agreed motion of the defendant to award EAJA fees, and the court being fully advised, it is hereby ORDERED as follows: 1. Plaintiff is awarded $6,226.52 (six thousand two hundred twenty-six dollars and fifty- two cents), in full satisfaction of any and all claims for attorney fees, expenses, and costs that may be payable to plaintiff in this matter under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412; and 2. Any attorney fees and expenses 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. Ratliff v. Astrue, 130 S. Ct. 2521 (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 plaintiff's attorney pursuant to the EAJA assignment duly signed by plaintiff and counsel. ENTER: DATED: 2/16/2018 _______________________________ SUSAN E. COX United States Magistrate Judge