UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION
February 5, 2010
KEVIN HILL, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows United States Magistrate Judge
STIPULATION ORDER FOR THE AWARD OF ATTORNEY FEES PURSUANT TO THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties through their undersigned counsel, subject to the approval of the Court, that the previously filed Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) application is hereby withdrawn.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties through their undersigned counsel, subject to the approval of the Court, that Plaintiff's counsel, as Plaintiff's assignee, be awarded attorney fees under the EAJA in the amount of THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED dollars and 0 cents ($3,800.00). This amount represents compensation for all legal services rendered on behalf of Plaintiff, to date, by counsel in connection with this civil action, in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 2412.
This stipulation constitutes a compromise settlement of Plaintiff's request for EAJA attorney fees, and does not constitute an admission of liability on the part of Defendant under the EAJA. Payment of THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED dollars and 0 cents ($3,800.00) in EAJA fees, shall constitute a complete release from and bar to any and all claims Plaintiff may have relating to EAJA fees in connection with this civil action.
Any payment shall be made payable to Plaintiff's counsel as Plaintiff's assignee and delivered to Plaintiff's counsel.
This award is without prejudice to the rights of Plaintiff's counsel to seek Social Security Act attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406, subject to the provisions of the EAJA.
Respectfully submitted February 1, 2010.
Dated: February 1, 2010
Bess M. Brewer (As authorized via email)
BESS M. BREWER Attorney for Plaintiff Kevin Hill BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney
Date: February 1, 2010
By DANIEL P. TALBERT Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Attorneys for Defendant Michael J. Astrue
APPROVED AND SO ORDERED.
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