Stearns v. Commissioner of Social Security et al

Filing 29

ORDER adopting 28 --REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS; granting 26 --unopposed motion concerning attorney's fees. Signed by Judge Steven D. Merryday on 5/25/2017. (BK)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION CHARITY STEARNS, Plaintiff, v. CASE NO. 8:15-cv-2386-T-23TGW COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. ____________________________________/ ORDER Charity Stearns, who prevailed in this Social Security appeal, moves (Doc. 26) unopposed for an attorney’s fee under the Equal Access to Justice Act, and Magistrate Judge Wilson recommends (Doc. 28) granting the motion and awarding an attorney’s fee of $2,461. No objection appears. The report and recommendation (Doc. 28) is ADOPTED, and the motion (Doc. 26) for an attorney’s fee is GRANTED. Unless Stearns owes money to the United States, the United States must pay the plaintiff’s attorney $2,461. If Stearns owes a debt to the United States, the United States must reduce the attorney’s fee by the amount of the debt. ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on May 25, 2017.

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