Astrue v. Ratliff

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Feb 22, 2010
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
9-0
Author
Thomas
Term

Holding: When an individual sues the federal government and recovers attorney’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.

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