Carlos v. Saul
ORDER granting 23 Consent Motion for Attorney Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Signed by Magistrate Judge David Keesler on 11/19/21. (mga)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
CASE NO. 3:20-CV-598-DCK
KILOLO KIJAKAZI, Acting Commissioner of )
Social Security Administration,
THIS MATTER IS BEFORE THE COURT on “Plaintiff’s Petition For Attorney Fees
Under The Equal Access To Justice Act 28 U.S.C. § 2412” (Document No. 23) filed November
18, 2021. The parties have consented to Magistrate Judge jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
636(c), and immediate review is appropriate. Having carefully considered the motion and the
record, the undersigned will grant the motion.
By the instant motion, Plaintiff Africentra Carlos seeks an award of attorney fees under the
Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, in the amount of $3,500.00. Defendant
consents to Plaintiff’s request.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that “Plaintiff’s Petition For Attorney Fees Under The
Equal Access To Justice Act 28 U.S.C. § 2412” (Document No. 23) is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Acting Commissioner of Social Security SHALL
pay to Plaintiff the sum of $3,500.00 in attorney fees, in full satisfaction of any and all claims
arising under EAJA, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d), and upon the payment of such sum this case is dismissed
with prejudice. If the award to Plaintiff is not subject to the Treasury Offset Program, payment
will be made by check payable to Plaintiff’s counsel, Derrick Arrowood, and mailed to his office
at P.O. Box 58129, Raleigh, North Carolina 27658, in accordance with Plaintiff’s assignment to
her attorney of her right to payment of attorney’s fees under the EAJA. If the payment is subject
to offset, then any remaining fee will be made payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff’s
counsel’s office address.
Signed: November 19, 2021
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