Cole v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 8/22/17. (ncb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
JAMES L. COLE
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), and travel expenses. In these proceedings
Plaintiff sought judicial review of the Social Security Commissioner’s final decision denying a
claim for benefits. By Final Judgment  dated June 19, 2017, this Court remanded this case to
the Commissioner for further proceedings. Plaintiff now seeks attorney fees in the amount of
$6,029.10 and expenses in the amount of $50.29 on the grounds that he was the prevailing party
and the Commissioner’s position was not “substantially justified.” The Commissioner does not
object to either the request for fees or expenses and does not otherwise object to the total award.
Therefore, the Court finds the requested amount is reasonable, and no special circumstance
would make the requested award unjust.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:
That the Commissioner shall promptly pay to Plaintiff a total of $6,079.39 in attorney
fees and expenses for the benefit of counsel for Plaintiff.
This, 22nd day of August, 2017.
/s/ Jane M. Virden
U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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