Grothe v. Colvin

Filing 27

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees [#25] is GRANTED, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $3,605.25 in attorney's fees. Signed by District Judge Catherine D. Perry on 11/23/2015. (JMC)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI SOUTHEASTERN DIVISION BENJAMIN RUSSELL GROTHE, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) Case No. 1:14CV72 CDP ) CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ) Acting Commissioner of Social Security, ) ) Defendant. ) MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Plaintiff Benjamin Grothe filed this case on May 23, 2014, appealing the denial of her applications for Supplemental Security Income and Disability Insurance Benefits. I reversed and remanded the case for further proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. ' 405(g) on September 28, 2015. Plaintiff now seeks attorney=s fees in the amount of $3,605.25, pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. Defendant has no objection to the payment of the amount requested. Because plaintiff prevailed and is not otherwise precluded from recovering attorney=s fees and costs, I find that plaintiff1 is entitled to an award in the amount requested. Accordingly, 1 The fees are payable to plaintiff, not plaintiff=s attorney. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 2524 (2010). IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff=s motion for attorney=s fees [#25] is GRANTED, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $3,605.25 in attorney=s fees. ___________________________________ CATHERINE D. PERRY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated this 23rd day of November, 2015. 2

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