Coates v. Colvin
ORDER granting 25 motion for attorney fees. Signed on 11/16/15 by District Judge Ortrie D. Smith. (Matthes, Renea)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security, )
Case No. 14-0843-CV-W-ODS
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES
Plaintiff requested an award of fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act
(EAJA) 28 U.S.C. § 2412, in the amount of $7,924.65, representing 41.85 hours of
attorney work. Doc. #25. However, after the Motion was filed, the parties agreed to an
award of $7,500.00 instead. Doc. #26; Doc. #27. The Court awards Plaintiff $7,500.00
in attorney fees to be paid by the Social Security Administration.
Plaintiff’s award is subject to federal administrative offset for Plaintiff’s
outstanding federal debts, if any. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 2527 (2010). In
light of Plaintiff’s assignment of any award to his attorney, the net award should be
made payable to Plaintiff’s counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DATE: November 16, 2015
/s/ Ortrie D. Smith
ORTRIE D. SMITH, SENIOR JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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