Case No. 3:13cv00171
Chief Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington
DECISION AND ENTRY
The Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendations of Chief United States Magistrate Judge Sharon L. Ovington (Doc. #17), to whom this case was originally referred pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), and noting that no objections have been filed thereto and that the time for filing such objections under Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b) has expired, hereby ADOPTS said Report and Recommendations.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The Report and Recommendations filed on August 26, 2014 (Doc. #17) is ADOPTED in full;
2. The parties' Joint Stipulation For Award of Attorney Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (Doc. #16) is GRANTED, and the Commissioner is ordered to pay Plaintiff's attorney fees, costs, and expenses in the total amount of $4,890.00;
3. Defendant is further ordered to verify, within thirty days of this Decision and Entry, whether or not Plaintiff owes a pre-existing debt to the United States
subject to offset. If no such pre-existing debt exists, Defendant is ordered to pay the EAJA award directly to Plaintiff's attorney; and
4. Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees (Doc. #14) is DENIED as moot.
September 15, 2014
*s/Thomas M. Rose
Thomas M. Rose
United States District Judge