United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
May 12, 2015
DEBORAH J. WILLIAMS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES (DOC. # 18)
GEORGE CARAM STEEH, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDG.E
Now before the court is plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees in this Social Security case (Doc. #18). On March 20, 2015, the court accepted Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub’s report and recommendation, granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment and remanded the action to the Commissioner of Social Security for proper application of the treating-physician rule (Doc. #16). Plaintiff subsequently filed the instant motion for attorney’s fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). Plaintiff seeks attorney’s fees in the sum of $3, 040.62, payable directly to plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to an assignment of fees in her fee arrangement with her attorney. Alternatively, if defendant verifies that plaintiff owes a debt to the United States, plaintiff moves the court to order defendant to offset the debt and issue the remaining balance to plaintiff in her name. Defendant filed a response stating that it does not object to plaintiff’s motion. Therefore, plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED for the reasons stated in the motion.
IT IS SO ORDERED.