Haynes v. Berryhill
ORDER granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 4/9/2018. (kby)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:17-CV-049-MOC-DCK
CHRISTOPHER M. HAYNES,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Acting Commissioner of Social Security,
THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE COURT on Plaintiff’s “Consent Motion For
Payment Of Attorney Fees” (Document No. 21) filed April 9, 2018. This motion has been referred
to the undersigned Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), and immediate review is
appropriate. Having carefully considered the motion and the record, and noting consent of
Defendant, the undersigned will grant the motion.
It appearing to the Court that the Plaintiff is a prevailing party, within the meaning
of the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), and that the parties have consented
to an award of attorney’s fees to the Plaintiff in the sum of $4,000.00, for the representation
and services of the Plaintiff’s counsel of record to the Plaintiff in this litigation; and it further
appearing to the Court that the Plaintiff has assigned his right to fees under the Equal
Access to Justice Act to Christopher S. Stepp, counsel for the Plaintiff.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiff’s “Consent Motion For Payment Of
Attorney Fees” (Document No. 21) is GRANTED, and that Plaintiff shall be paid $4,000.00,
for attorney’s fees in this civil action, pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. §
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that awarded fees be paid to Christopher S. Stepp,
Attorney, pursuant to the Assignment b y Plaintiff. Payment of the fees is conditioned on
there being no intervening offset of indebtedness owed by Plaintiff that would impede the
collection and payment of the fee, as provided by applicable Federal law.
Signed: April 9, 2018
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