Smith v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 29 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud on 10/12/2016. (klm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
MAC ROGER SMITH,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
ORDER for ATTORNEY’S FEES
PROUD, Magistrate Judge:
Before the Court is plaintiff’s unopposed Motion for Attorney’s Fees Under
the Equal Access to Justice Act. (Doc. 29).
The parties have agreed that plaintiff is entitled to an award in the amount
of $4,984.56, and with no additional amount for costs and expenses.
The Court finds that plaintiff is the prevailing party and is entitled to an
award of attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C.
§2412(d)(1)(B). The Court further finds that the agreed upon amount is
reasonable and appropriate.
Plaintiff’s unopposed Motion for Attorney’s Fees (Doc. 29) is GRANTED.
The Court awards plaintiff Mac Roger Smith the sum of $4,984.56 for attorney’s
fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act. These funds shall be payable
to plaintiff, per Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (2010). However, in accordance
with the parties’ agreement, any part of the award that is not subject to set-off to
pay plaintiff’s pre-existing debt to the United States shall be made payable to
plaintiff’s attorney pursuant to the EAJA assignment previously executed by
plaintiff and his attorney.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 12, 2016.
s/ Clifford J. Proud
CLIFFORD J. PROUD
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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