Jones v. Colvin

Filing 29

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER : IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs application for attorneys fees is GRANTED in the amount of $7,500.00, payable directly to Plaintiff. (Doc. No. 25 .) Signed by District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig on 06/15/2016. (KCB)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION WENDELL JONES, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 4:15-CV-00449-AGF MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff’s application for attorney’s fees, pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. ' 2412(d). Plaintiff is the prevailing party in his action challenging the Commissioner of Social Security’s denial of his application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income. The Commissioner has informed the Court that the parties have agreed to an award of fees in the amount of $7,500.00. (Doc. No. 27.) The Court’s review of the record indicates that this amount is reasonable and fair. Pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010), fees must be paid directly to Plaintiff. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s application for attorney’s fees is GRANTED in the amount of $7,500.00, payable directly to Plaintiff. (Doc. No. 25.) _______________________________ AUDREY G. FLEISSIG UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated this 15th day of June, 2016.

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