Hester v. Astrue

Filing 42

ORDER GRANTING 39 Motion for Attorney Fees under the EAJA. The plaintiff is awarded $4,968.00 under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Signed by US District Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 6/3/2014. (Fisher, M.)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHERN DIVISION File No.: 7:13-CV-30-BO Woody Darrel Hester, Plaintiff, v. Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ORDER FOR ATTORNEY FEES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCES TO JUSTICE ACT This matter is before the court on plaintiff's application for attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (d) . Plaintiff asks for an award of attorney's fees in the amount of $4,968.00 to be paid to the plaintiff in care of the plaintiff's attorney. The award is calculated at the rate of $125.00 per hour (but adjusted for inflation) for 27.0 hours of work on this case in federal court. Time spent on this case is itemized in plaintiff's attorney's affidavit. The court has reviewed plaintiff's application for fees and supporting materials, and after careful review of this matter finds an award of fees to be fair and reasonable and allows fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412 in the total amount of $4,968.00. This the day of \0~.11-A&/-""-"~--' . 2 014 . ~e¥ Chief United States District Judge

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