Newsome v. Colvin
ORDER GRANTING 17 Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $5,523.47 in attorney's fees to be paid diretly to the attorney. Signed by US District Judge Terrence W. Boyle on 12/5/2014. (Fisher, M.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
INGRID VICTORIA NEWSOME
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
ORDER FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES
This matter is before the court on Plaintiffs Application for Attorney's Fees and
Expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). Plaintiff was the prevailing party in an
action to review the final decision of the Social Security Administration, and the Defendants
have shown no substantial evidence to deny EAJA fees.
Plaintiffs submitted Application requests payment for 29.1 hours of work, amounting to
a total of$5,523.47. Plaintiff arrives at that fee by relying on the Consume!' Price Index ("CPI")
to enhance the $125 hourly rate provided by the 1996 reenactment of the EAJA to a rate of
The Court finds that counsel's hours as detailed in his Application are reasonable.
Pursuant to the EAJA, the Court counsel concludes that the cost of living increase warrants a
higher fee. 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)(2)(A)(ii). The court will apply an hourly rate of$189.81.
enhanced by the CPI.
EAJA fees will be paid to Jonathan P. Miller, Attorney at Law at counsel's address, 1213
Culbreth Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405.
Accordingly, Plaintiff is awarded $5,523.47 in attorney's fees to be paid directly to the
SO ORDERED, this_£_ day of
, 2014 .
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