Griffin v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 32

ORDER granting 30 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $4,200.00. Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 2/18/2015.(cwil, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Steve Randall Griffin, Plaintiff, vs. Carolyn W. Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 1:14-229-RMG ORDER ) 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. 30). Plaintiff moved for the approval of an attorney fee award of $4,777.50, representing 25 hours of attorney time at $191.10 per hour. (Dkt. No. 30 at 4). The Commissioner has advised the Court that the parties have agreed to settlement the claim with the payment of $4,200.00 (Dkt. No. 31). The Court has reviewed the motion and memorandum of Plaintiff, as well as the supporting underlying documentation, and finds that the agreed upon fee of $4,200.00 under EAJA is 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 $4,200.00. This award is subject to the Treasury Offset Program, 31 U.S.C. § 3716(c)(1)(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 Plaintiff s counsel. If Plaintiff has no present debt subject to offset and no proper assignment has been -1­ 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. United States District Judge l! 2015 February Charleston, South Carolina -2­

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