Hester v. Colvin

Filing 25

ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Roy Percy on 1/5/17. (bnd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI ABERDEEN DIVISION TINA HESTER vs. PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:15CV216-RP CAROLYN W. COLVIN, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY DEFENDANT ORDER GRANTING PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY’S FEES Plaintiff seeks an award of attorney’s fees of $7,144.08 paid under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. Section 2412. Defendant does not object to the amount of fees requested, but asserts that under Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S.Ct. 2521 (2010), the fees must be made payable to the plaintiff. The court has reviewed the motion and the record and concludes that the motion is well taken. It is ORDERED that the defendant pay the plaintiff $7,144.08 in attorney’s fees and mail the award to plaintiff’s attorney. This, the 5th of January, 2017. /s/ Roy Percy UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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