Good v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER granting 24 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti on 10/2/2017. (mb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
JACQUELINE L. GOOD,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Acting Commissioner of
Social Security Administration,
Case No. CIV-15-308-D
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of
Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §406(b) [Doc. No. 24].1 Plaintiff seeks an
award of fees in the amount of $11,222.40 to compensate her attorneys for legal
services provided in the case. Plaintiff is the prevailing party in this action for
purposes of 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) by virtue of the Judgment entered in this case [Doc.
No. 19]. The Acting Commissioner has responded by stating she has no objection
to the requested fees [Doc. No. 25]. The Court, upon review of the parties’
submissions, finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney fees and the
amount of attorney fees requested is reasonable.
Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, Plaintiff
was previously awarded attorney’s fees in the amount of $6,222.40 [Doc. No. 23].
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Award of
Attornery’s Fees Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) is GRANTED. The Court orders
an award of attorney fees to Plaintiff in the amount of $11,222.40 payable to
Plaintiff’s counsel, Marianna E. McKnight. In light of the previous EAJA fee award,
counsel shall reimburse Plaintiff the amount of $6,222.40. See Gisbrecht v.
Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789, 796, (2002); Weakley v. Bowen, 803 F.2d 575, 580 (10th
IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of October 2017.
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