Astrue v. Ratliff
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Feb 22, 2010
|Jun 14, 2010||9-0||Thomas||OT 2009|
Holding: When an individual sues the federal government and recovers attorneyâ€™s fees, the government can recoup some of those fees when the plaintiff owes the government money.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on June 14, 2010. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurrence, joined by Justices Stevens and Ginsburg.
- Roadblock to collecting court awarded attorneyâ€™s fees
- Who Should Receive Attorneyâ€™s Fees?
- Should attorneyâ€™s fees be awarded to attorneys or their client?
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
- Brief for Respondent Catherine Ratliff
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
- Brief for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, AARP, National Senior Citizens Law Center, National Disability Rights Network, Community Legal Services, the Disability Law Clinic of the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, Empire Justice Center, the Clinical Program of the Rutgers School of Law "“ Newark, and the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc., in Support of Respondent