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Crawford v. Astrue, No. 06-55822

In consolidated appeals from fee awards to attorneys who successfully represented Social Security Disability Insurance claimants in federal court under contingent-fee contracts, the awards are vacated where the district court failed to follow the mandate of Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 (2002), in determining the fee awards.

Read Crawford v. Astrue, No. 06-55822

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted June 22, 2009

Filed November 4, 2009


Opinion by Judge B. Fletcher

Partial Concurrence and Partial Dissent by Judge Clifton

Dissent by Judge Bea


For Appellants:

Lawrence D. Rohlfing, Santa Fe Springs, CA

For Appellee:

Michael E. Robinson, Department of Justice, Washington, DC