Coleman v. Social Security Administration

Filing 23

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)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION SANDRA COLEMAN, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 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. 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 [#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. -2-

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