United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
October 31, 2014
CORTINA M. ROGERS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES, AND COSTS
ROBERT S. LASNIK, District Judge.
The Court has considered plaintiff's motion (Dkt. 30), the parties' arguments, the Report and Recommendation of the Honorable Brian A. Tsuchida, and the balance of the record and hereby ORDERS as follows:
(1) Plaintiff's motion for attorney fees and expenses pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), and costs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1920 (Dkt. 30) is GRANTED.
(2) Plaintiff is awarded attorney fees in the amount of $5, 328.13 and expenses in the amount of $20.31, for a total of $5.348.44, under 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d) (EAJA). Plaintiff is awarded costs in the amount of $400.00 under 31 U.S.C. § 1304 and 28 U.S.C. § 1920.
(3) If it is determined that plaintiff's EAJA fees are not subject to any offset allowed under the Department of the Treasury's Offset Program, see Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010), then the check for EAJA fees shall be made payable to her attorney, Christopher H. Dellert, based upon Ms. Rogers's assignment of these amounts to her attorney. The checks for EAJA fees and costs shall be mailed to Christopher H. Dellert, at Dellert Baird Law Offices, PLLC, P.O. Box 3757, Silverdale, WA, 98383.