QUINN v. ASTRUE

Filing 21

MEMORANDUM AND/OR OPINION ORDER THAT PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES UNDER EAJA (DOC. #19) IS GRANTED; AND DEFENDANT COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY MICHAEL ASTRUE SHALL PAY MR. QUINN'S COUNSEL, ROBERT SAVOY, THE SUM OF $5,608.51.. SIGNED BY HONORABLE LOUIS H. POLLAK ON 6/14/2010. 6/15/2010 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(tomg, )

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA MICHAEL QUINN, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL ASTRUE Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Defendant. CIVIL ACTION No. 07-1983 1 4 of June, 2010 M E M O R A N D U M /O R D E R C u rre n tly before this court is plaintiff Michael Quinn's Motion for Attorney's Fees U n d er the Equal Access to Justice Act. On March 25, 2010 upon the motion of Mr. Q u in n , I issued an order remanding the matter so that the administrative record could be m o re fully developed to determine whether the plaintiff was entitled to disability benefits. Mr. Quinn, through counsel, contends that he was the prevailing party in that case, th a t the Commissioner's position was not substantially justified, that his petition for a tto rn e y's fees is timely, and that the fee requested is reasonable. Mr. Quinn claims that, p u rsua n t to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U. S. C. 2412, he is entitled to attorney's f e e s in the amount of $5,608.51. The Commissioner has filed a response stating that he does not object to Mr. Q u inn 's motion for attorney's fees for all legal services rendered on behalf of Mr. Quinn's counsel in connection with this civil action. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED th a t: (1 ) Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney's Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (D o c k e t # 19) is GRANTED; and (2) Defendant Commissioner of Social Security Michael Astrue shall pay to Mr. Q u in n 's counsel, Robert Savoy, the sum of $5,608.51. BY THE COURT: /s / LHP Pollak, J.

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