Bell v. Colvin

Filing 33

ORDER granting 31 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Chief Judge James C. Dever III on 6/3/2014. (Sawyer, D.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA SOUTHERN DIVISION No. 7:13-CV-46-D CURTIS LORENZO BELL, Plaintiff V. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER, SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CONSENT ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO THE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE ACT This matter being submitted to the Court for entry of a Consent Order agreed to by the parties, and it appearing that Plaintiff, by and through his undersigned counsel, has executed this Consent Order, and Defendant has executed this Consent Order, by and through the undersigned Special Assistant United States Attorney; and it appearing that the parties have agreed to an award to the Plaintiff of $3,188.75 for attorney fees (for 14.75 hours of work at $189.47 per attorney hour and 5.25 hours of work at $75.00 per paralegal hour), in full and final settlement of all claims arising from the above captioned case pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (BAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d): It is therefore ORDERED, that the Plaintiff shall be, and hereby is, awarded the sum of $3,188.75 for attorney fees, in full satisfaction of any and all claims against the Defendant arising under the BAJA, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), and upon the payment of such sum, the Defendant shall be discharged from any further liability for fees, costs, or expenses under BAJA up until this point in time. The award will be mailed to Plaintiffs counsel, Brian M. Ricci, Post Office Box 483, Greenville, NC 27835. Ifthere is a debt that qualifies under the Treasury Offset Program, any amount remaining after offset will be made payable to Plaintiff and sent to Plaintiffs counsel at the address set forth above. SO ORDERED. This _J__ day of June 2014. CONSENTED TO: Is/ Brian M. Ricci Brian M. Ricci, State Bar No. 24480 Post Office Box 483 Greenville, N.C. 27835 Telephone: (252) 752-7785 Facsimile: (252) 752-1016 Email: . Counsel for Plaintiff (signed by Elisa Donohoe with the permission of Brain M. Ricci) AND THOMAS G. WALKER United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina BY: /s/ Elisa Donohoe Elisa Donohoe Attorney for Defendant, Maryland Bar Special Assistant United States Attorney Social Security Administration Office of the General Counsel Altmeyer Building, Room 617 6401 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21235-6401 Telephone: 410-966-6366 Facsimile: 410-597-0137 Email: 2

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