UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA - WESTERN DIVISION
July 10, 2009
VICTORIA S. ERICKSON, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jeffrey W. Johnson United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF COUNSEL'S PETITION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES PURSUANT TO 42 U.S.C. § 406(b)
Plaintiff's counsel has filed a Motion For Attorney Fees Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §406(b). Defendant has filed a Response, and the matter has been taken under submission without oral argument.
Having considered the pleadings filed by counsel for plaintiff and defendant regarding plaintiff counsel's Motion For Attorney Fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Court awards plaintiff's counsel the sum of $12,000.00 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b).
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's counsel reimburse plaintiff $3,100.00 in EAJA ("Equal Access to Justice Act") fees previously awarded to plaintiff's counsel. Counsel shall serve a copy of this Order on plaintiff within fourteen (14) days of the date of this Order, and file a certificate of compliance with the Court within fourteen (14) days thereafter.
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