Filing 21

ORDER ON MOTION FOR AWARD OF FEES - granting 20 Motion for Attorney Fees. By JUDGE D. BROCK HORNBY. (mnw)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MAINE GARRY POULIN, PLAINTIFF V. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, DEFENDANT ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL NO. 1:14-CV-102-DBH ORDER ON MOTION FOR AWARD OF FEES The plaintiff’s motion for an award of attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) in the amount of $9,033.50 (ECF No. 20) is GRANTED. (The Commissioner has not objected.) That award, together with the $6,000 fee the Commissioner awarded under 42 U.S.C. § 406(a), amounts to 25% of the past due benefits of $60,134.00 that the lawyer’s efforts obtained for the plaintiff in this case. Twenty-five percent is the amount the plaintiff agreed to pay under the Contingent Fee Agreement (ECF No. 20-2), and I conclude under the circumstances that it is reasonable. See Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 (2002); Siraco v. Astrue, 806 F. Supp.2d 272 (D. Me. 2011). Upon receiving payment, counsel shall return to the plaintiff the earlier award of $3,090.80 in EAJA fees. SO ORDERED. DATED THIS 5TH DAY OF APRIL, 2017 /S/D. BROCK HORNBY D. BROCK HORNBY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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