Carroll v. Colvin
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees and costs 19 is granted, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $1,735.27 in attorney's fees. Plaintiff is also entitled to receive $350.00 in costs from the Judgment Fund administered by the United States Treasury.. Signed by District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 10/22/14. (LGK)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Commissioner of Social Security,
Case No. 4:13CV830 RWS
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before me on plaintiff=s motion for attorney=s fees and costs
pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. Plaintiff seeks fees
in the amount of $1,735.27 and fees in the amount of $350.00. Defendant does not
object to the request.
On September 10, 2014, I reversed the decision of the Commissioner and
remanded the case to the Commissioner under sentence four of 42 U.S.C. ' 405(g)
for further consideration. Because plaintiff prevailed and is not otherwise
precluded from recovering attorney=s fees and costs, I find plaintiff1 is entitled to an
The fees are payable to plaintiff, not plaintiff=s attorney. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct.
2521, 2524 (2010).
award in the amount requested.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff=s motion for attorney=s fees and
costs [#19] is granted, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $1,735.27 in attorney=s fees.
Plaintiff is also entitled to receive $350.00 in costs from the Judgment Fund
administered by the United States Treasury.
RODNEY W. SIPPEL
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 22nd day of October, 2014.
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