Ducoff v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 31 First MOTION for Attorney Fees Under EAJA, awarding $6,080.66 in fees. Signed by Honorable Richard M. Gergel on 11/04/2014.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
June Gail Ducoff,
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security Administration,
Civil Action No. 0:13-1484-RMG
This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiffs motion for an award of attorney's fees
under the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA"), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Dkt. No. 31). Plaintiff
seeks an attorney's fee award of $6,080.66, representing 2.40 hours of attorney time at $181.67
per hour for the calendar year 2012 and 30.10 hours of attorney time at $187.53 per hour for
calendar year 2014. (Dkt. No. 31-1). The Commissioner has advised the Court she does not
oppose Plaintiffs motion. (Dkt. No. 32).
The Court has reviewed the motion and memorandum of Plaintiff, as well as the
supporting underlying documentation, and finds that the total fee request, hours expended, and
hourly rates are reasonable and authorized under applicable law. Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S.
789 (2002). Therefore, the Court hereby grants an EAJA award to Plaintiff in the amount of
$6,080.66. This award is subject to the Treasury Offset Program, 31 U.S.C. § 3716(c)(I)(B). In
the event Plaintiff has no present debt subject to offset and Plaintiff has executed a proper
assignment to her counsel, Defendant is directed to make the payment due herein to Plaintiffs
counsel. If Plaintiff has no present debt subject to offset and no proper assignment has been
made by Plaintiff to her counsel, Defendant is directed to make the check due pursuant to this
Order payable to Plaintiff and to deliver the check to Plaintiff's counsel.
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
Richard Mark Gergel
United States District Judge
Charleston, South Carolina
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