Thames v. Commissioner of Social Security et al
ORDER granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 4/11/18. (ncb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY
ORDER ON PETITION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES
Before the court is Plaintiff’s motion  for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal
Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d).
In these proceedings Plaintiff sought judicial review of the Social Security
Commissioner’s final decision denying a claim for a period of disability and disability insurance
By Final Judgment  dated February 9, 2018, this court remanded this case to the
Commissioner for further proceedings.
Plaintiff now seeks attorney’s fees in the amount of
$5,792.50 for 33.1 hours of attorney time before this court at a rate of $175.00 per hour on the
grounds that she was the prevailing party and the Commissioner’s position was not “substantially
justified.” In her response, Defendant states she does not object to the fee request but,
nevertheless, asserts the award should be made payable to Plaintiff and sent to Plaintiff’s
The court, having thoroughly considered the fee request, the record and the applicable
law, finds that the fee request is reasonable and that no special circumstance would make the
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:
That the Commissioner shall promptly pay to Plaintiff a total of $5,792.50 in attorney’s
fees for the benefit of counsel for Plaintiff.
This 11th day of April, 2018.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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