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Loftis v. Colvin

United States District Court, Seventh Circuit

June 18, 2013

TAMARA LOFTIS, On behalf of I.T., Plaintiff,
v.
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Defendant.

ORDER

DAVID R. HERNDON, Chief District Judge.

Before the Court is the parties' Stipulation to Award of [sic] Attorney Fees and Costs. (Doc. 38).

Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. ยง2412(d)(1)(B), the parties stipulate that plaintiff is entitled to an award of fees and expenses in the amount of $4, 125.00.[1]

The Court finds that plaintiff is the prevailing party and is entitled to an award of attorney's fees and expenses pursuant to the Act. The Court further finds that the amount of $4, 125.00 is a reasonable and appropriate amount.

The parties' Stipulation (Doc. 38) is GRANTED. The Court awards plaintiff Tamara Loftis, on behalf of I.T., the sum of $4, 125.00 for attorney's fees and expenses pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act. That amount shall be payable to plaintiff, per Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (2010). However, in accordance with the parties' stipulation, any part of the award that is not subject to set-off to pay plaintiff's pre-existing debt to the United States shall be made payable to plaintiff's attorney pursuant to the EAJA assignment previously executed by plaintiff and her attorney.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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