United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
August 18, 2014
CHARLES E. ROE, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
JOHN C. COUGHENOUR, District Judge.
This matter comes before the Court on the Report and Recommendation of the Honorable Brian A. Tsuchida, United States Magistrate Judge. (Dkt. No. 29.) No objections have been filed. Having thoroughly considered the parties' briefing, the relevant record, and the Report and Recommendation, the Court hereby ORDERS as follows:
(1) The Report and Recommendation is ADOPTED.
(2) Attorney's fees in the total amount of $7, 379.40 and expenses in the amount of $15.03 (for postage and service of process fees) pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), shall be awarded to Plaintiff subject to any offset provided for under Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010).
If the U.S. Department of the Treasury determines that Plaintiff's EAJA fees and expenses are not subject to any offset allowed under the Department of the Treasury's Offset Program, then the check(s) for EAJA fees and expenses shall be made payable to Plaintiff's attorney, Richard Baum, based upon Plaintiff's assignment of these amounts to Plaintiff's attorney. Whether the check is made payable to Plaintiff, or to Richard Baum, the check(s) shall be mailed to Mr. Baum at the following address: 119 N. Commercial St., Ste. 191, Bellingham, WA 98225.