Pryn v. Colvin
DECISION AND ORDER GRANTING 14 Motion for Attorney Fees. Counsel is awarded $6,824.10 in attorney fees and $400.00 in costs. The Commissioner shall promptly pay this sum to Plaintiff's counsel. SO ORDERED. Signed by Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr. on 8/30/2017. (AFM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
Case # 16-CV-315-FPG
DECISION AND ORDER
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
On May 1, 2017, the Court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings and
remanded this case to the Commissioner of Social Security for further administrative proceedings.
ECF No. 12. On May 2, 2017, the Clerk of Court entered Judgment in Plaintiff’s favor, and on
July 31, 2017, Plaintiff applied for attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C.
§ 2412 (“EAJA”). ECF Nos. 13, 14. Pursuant to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 7(b)(2)(B),
Defendant had 14 days to respond to Plaintiff’s motion. Defendant did not respond to the motion
and the time to respond has now expired.
After reviewing Plaintiff’s application, the Court finds that it accords with the EAJA and
that the hours Plaintiff’s counsel expended are reasonable. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion for
Attorney Fees (ECF No. 14) is GRANTED and counsel is awarded $6,824.10 in attorney fees and
$400.00 in costs. The Commissioner shall promptly pay this sum to Plaintiff’s counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: August 30, 2017
Rochester, New York
HON. FRANK P. GERACI, JR.
United States District Court
Nancy A. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security and is therefore substituted for
Carolyn W. Colvin as the defendant in this suit pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 25(d).
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