Redmon v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 27

ORDER granting 25 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 9/20/17. (ncb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI OXFORD DIVISION TRINI REDMON PLAINTIFF V. NO. 3:16CV00257-JMV COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY DEFENDANT ORDER ON PETITION FOR ATTORNEY FEES Before the Court is Plaintiff’s motion [25] 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 [23] dated July 17, 2017, this Court remanded this case to the Commissioner for further proceedings. Plaintiff now seeks attorney fees in the amount of $5,764.50 and travel 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 $5,814.79 in attorney fees and expenses for the benefit of counsel for Plaintiff. This 20th day of September, 2017. /s/ Jane M. Virden U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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