Estep v. Social Security, Commissioner of

Filing 27

ORDER Granting 25 Unopposed Petition for Attorney Fees, filed by Tauna Estep Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TAUNA LYNN ESTEP, Plaintiff, Case No. 2:15-cv-10329 Honorable George Caram Steeh United States District Judge v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Honorable Patricia T. Morris United States Magistrate Judge Defendant. ________________________________________________________________/ Daryl Royal (P33161) Amelia E. Stewart Attorney for Plaintiff Special Assistant United States Attorney 22027 Park Street Social Security Administration Dearborn, Michigan 48124 Office of the General Counsel Phone: (313) 730-0055 J.F.K. Federal Building - Rm. 625 Boston, MA 02203 Phone: (617) 565-2376 ________________________________________________________________/ ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S UNOPPOSED PETITION FOR ATTORNEY FEES On December 15, 2015, Plaintiff Tauna Lynn Estep brought suit against Defendant Commissioner of Social Security, appealing the Administrative Law Judge’s decision to deny Estep disability benefits. In an order dated March 30, 2016, this Court remanded the matter for further administrative proceedings pursuant to Sentence Four of Section 205 of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Following the remand, the Administrative Law Judge issued a decision favorable to Estep. Therefore, on July 12, 2017, Estep’s counsel filed a petition for attorney fees in the amount of $13,665.00. Counsel for Estep avers that, upon receipt of the fee, petitioner would refund to plaintiff the $3,874.50 EAJA fee previously received. Defendant does not oppose the relief requested in the petition. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff Estep’s Petition for Attorney Fees is GRANTED. Estep’s attorney is entitled to an award of $13,665.00. s/George Caram Steeh HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH United States District Judge Dated: July 14, 2017

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