United States District Court, District of Oregon, Eugene Division
February 26, 2015
BRIAN COLLINS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN COLVIN, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration, Defendant.
RORY J. LINERUD, LINERUD LAW FIRM, OSB # 97006 Attorney for Plaintiff
ORDER AWARDING FEES PURSUANT TO THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT
ANNA J. BROWN United States District Court Judge
It is hereby ORDERED that attorney fees in the amount of $5, 971.31, and costs of $25.24, for a total of $5, 996.55, are awarded to Plaintiff pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. §2412.
The amount of this award shall be paid to Plaintiffs attorney upon verification that Plaintiff validly assigned these EAJA fees to his attorney and that Plaintiff has no debt, which qualifies for offset against the award, pursuant to the Treasury Offset Program. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (2010).
If Plaintiff has no such debt and there is a valid assignment, then a check shall be made out to Plaintiffs attorney, and mailed to Plaintiffs attorney's office as follows: Rory J. Linerud, at P.O. Box 1105, Salem, OR 97308-1105.
If Plaintiff has a debt, and/or if there is no valid assignment, then a check for any remaining funds, after any offset of the debt, shall be made to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiffs attorney's office at the address stated above.
IT IS SO ORDERED.