Goodman v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 30 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 10/11/17. (ncb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
BETTY D. GOODMAN
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY
ORDER ON PETITION FOR ATTORNEY FEES
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion  for attorney 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 benefits. By
Final Judgment  dated July 20, 2017, this Court remanded this case to the Commissioner for
further proceedings. Plaintiff now seeks attorney fees in the amount of $4,771.50 on the grounds
that she was the prevailing party and the Commissioner’s position was not “substantially
justified.” The Commissioner does not object to the fee request. Therefore, the Court finds the
requested amount is reasonable, and no special circumstance would make the requested award
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:
That the Commissioner shall promptly pay to Plaintiff a total of $4,771.50 in attorney
fees for the benefit of counsel for Plaintiff.
This, 11th day of October, 2017.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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