Coleman v. Social Security Administration
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees # 20 is GRANTED, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $4,472.15 in attorney's fees. Signed by District Judge Catherine D. Perry on 4/1/2013. (RAK)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of Social Security,
Case No. 4:11CV2131 CDP
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff Sandra Coleman filed this case on December 8, 2011, appealing the
denial of her application for Supplemental Security Income. I reversed and
remanded the case for further proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. '
405(g) on February 25, 2013.
Plaintiff now seeks attorney=s fees in the amount of $4,472.15 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.
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 [#20]
is GRANTED, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $4,472.15 in attorney=s fees.
CATHERINE D. PERRY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 1st day of April, 2013.
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