Mollison v. Colvin

Filing 32

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. (See Full Order.) IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees 30 is GRANTED, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $4,569.93 in attorney's fees. The payment shall be mailed directly to Plaintiff's counsel. Signed by District Judge Catherine D. Perry on 6/13/2016. (CBL)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION MONICA M. MOLLISON, Plaintiff, vs. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 4:14 CV 1706 CDP MEMORANDUM AND ORDER Plaintiff Monica Mollison filed this case on October 6, 2014, appealing the denial of her applications for Disability Insurance Benefits. I reversed and remanded the case for further proceedings pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. ' 405(g) on March 7, 2016. Plaintiff now seeks attorney=s fees in the amount of $4,589.01, pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. Plaintiff and Defendant have conferred and agreed that an award in the amount of $4,569.93 is appropriate. 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, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff=s motion for attorney=s fees [30] is GRANTED, and defendant shall pay plaintiff $4,569.93 in attorney=s fees. The payment shall be mailed directly to Plaintiff’s counsel. ___________________________________ CATHERINE D. PERRY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated this 13th day of June, 2016. 1 The fees are payable to plaintiff, not plaintiff=s attorney. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 2524 (2010). 2

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