Mebane v. Colvin
ORDER granting 36 Motion for Attorney Fees. Counsel is reminded to read the order in its entirety for critical deadlines and information. Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 3/12/2018. (Collins, S.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00043-FL
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Acting Commissioner of
Plaintiff’s counsel filed a motion for attorney’s fees under 42 U.S.C. 406(b) in the
amount of $10,917.25. Attorney’s fees under 42 U.S.C. 406(b) are paid from past-due benefits
awarded to a successful claimant. The fee request is in addition to the $ 4,093.60 in fees
Plaintiff’s counsel has received under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. 2412(d).
Defendant filed a response to the motion noting that under Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535
U.S. 789 (2002), it is the duty of the Court to determine a reasonable fee.
It is ORDERED that Plaintiff’s counsel be awarded fees under 42 U.S.C. 406(b) in the
amount of $____________________ (or 25% of Plaintiff’s past-due benefits, whichever is less);
and it is further ORDERED that Plaintiff’s counsel refund to the Plaintiff any fees received in
excess of 25% of Ms. Mebane’s past-due benefits.
So ordered, this ________ day of ____________________________, 2018.
United States District Judge
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