Isom v. Social Security Administration
ORDER and REASONS granting 32 Motion for Attorney Fees as set forth in document. Signed by Judge Jay C. Zainey on 8/15/2016. (ajn)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
ORDER AND REASONS
On June 22, 2016, the Court granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, reversed
the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration’s denial of benefits and remanded the
matter for an award of benefits. See Rec. Doc. 30. Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28
U.S.C. § 2412(d) (“EAJA”), plaintiff moved for an award of attorney fees. See Rec. Doc. 32. A
memorandum with attached documentation in support of his request for attorneys’ fees was
included with the motion. See Rec. Docs. 32-3 & 32-4. The Commissioner has filed a response
that she does not object to the award of the requested attorney fees. See Rec. Doc. 34. Upon review
of the memorandum and in consideration of the requirements for awards of attorneys’ fees under
28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), and finding that the requested amount is a reasonable award of EAJA fees,
the Court now grants the award of attorneys’ fees as requested.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the plaintiff’s attorney, William R. Mustian, III is
awarded fees in the amount of $2,295.00 [TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE
DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS] to be paid by the defendant.
New Orleans, Louisiana, this 15 day of August 2016.
JAY C. ZAINEY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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