DAVIS v. ASTRUE
ORDER GRANTING IN PART 30 MOTION for Attorney Fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act filed by THOMAS DAVIS. Court awards $3,861.69 to Plaintiff for attorneys' fees under the EAJA directly to Plaintiff. Signed by SENIOR JUDGE MAURICE M PAUL on 1/5/2010. (jws)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE DIVISION THOMAS DAVIS, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J ASTRUE, Defendant. _____________________________/ ORDER This matter is before the Court on Motion for Attorney Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act by Thomas Davis, Doc. 30. Plaintiff requests $4,122.69 in fees. Defendant has responded, Doc. 31, and recites that the parties have agreed to the amount of $3,861.69 for the award. Defendant also recites that the fee award is currently payable to the party, not the attorney. See Reeves v. Astrue, 526 F.3d 732 (11th Cir. 2008). Accordingly, the Motion for Attorney Fees is GRANTED IN PART. The Court hereby awards $3,861.69 to Plaintiff for attorneys' fees under the EAJA. Because Plaintiff's motion includes no assignment of fees to Plaintiff's counsel, the fee shall be paid directly to Plaintiff. DONE AND ORDERED this 5th day of January, 2010 CASE NO. 1:08-cv-00203-MP-WCS
s/Maurice M. Paul
Maurice M. Paul, Senior District Judge
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