Harris v. Colvin

Filing 32

Order by Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu granting 27 Motion for AttorneyS' Fees.(dmrlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/25/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 DENISE ANNE HARRIS, Plaintiff, 8 v. 9 10 NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Defendant. United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 Case No. 14-cv-03938-DMR ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES Re: Dkt. No. 27 On February 29, 2016, the court granted in part Plaintiff Denise Anne Harris’s motion for 13 summary judgment and remanded this matter for further administrative proceedings. [Docket No. 14 22.] Following remand, the Commissioner of Social Security granted Plaintiff’s application for 15 Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and awarded her retroactive benefits. [Docket No. 27 16 at 3.] On April 22, 2016, the court awarded Plaintiff $3,700.00 in attorneys’ fees payable by the 17 government pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(b). [Docket 18 No. 26.] 19 Plaintiff’s counsel now moves for an award of attorneys’ fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 20 406(b). [Docket No. 27.] The motion has been served on Plaintiff Harris, (see Docket No. 31, 21 Certificate of Service), and no opposition or objection has been filed. Having reviewed the 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 motion, the court hereby awards Plaintiff’s counsel attorneys’ fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) in the amount of $14,200.00. Counsel shall immediately reimburse Plaintiff Harris the $3,700.00 in EAJA fees previously paid by the government, for a net fee of $10,500.00. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 25, 2017 ______________________________________ Donna M. Ryu United States Magistrate Judge

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