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Astrue v. Ratliff

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1322 8th Cir. Feb 22, 2010
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Jun 14, 2010 9-0 Thomas OT 2009

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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