Isom v. Social Security Administration

Filing 35

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)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA FARREL ISOM CIVIL ACTION VERSUS NO. 14-2620 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SECTION “A”(3) 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. Accordingly, 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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