Gaskins v. Astrue
ORDER granting 24 Plaintiff's Amended Application for an Award of Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Defendant to pay to Plaintiff, through counsel, reasonable attorney fees in the amount of $6,194.25. Plaintiff incurred costs in the amount of $94.25, which is included in the amount awarded, by Judge John L. Kane on 3/4/10.(gmssl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge John L. Kane Civil Action No. 09-cv-1155-AP CELBROUGH T. GASKINS, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ORDER Kane, J. This matter is before the court on Plaintiff's Amended Application for an Award of Attorneys Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act, (doc. #24), filed February 16, 2010. The Motion is GRANTED. Failure of the defendant to provide a complete record, which it is required to do, does not warrant equitable relief for special circumstances. The fee request, however is excessive in both the requested hourly rate and hours expended. ORDERED that the Defendant pay to Plaintiff, through counsel, reasonable attorney fees in the amount of $6,194.25, determined as follows: Attorney fees, 30 hours @ $175.00/hour ($5,250.00), and paralegal fees, 10 hours at $85.00/hour ($850.00) for a total of $6,100.00 in fees. Although Plaintiff has not filed a bill of costs, the court has determined that Plaintiff incurred costs in the amount of $94.25, which is included in the amount awarded above. Dated at Denver, Colorado, this 4th day of March, 2010.
BY THE COURT: S/John L. Kane JOHN L. KANE, SENIOR JUDGE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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