Washington v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 27

ORDER granting 24 Motion for Attorney Fees per Rule 406b, awarding fees in the amount of $6,782.75. Signed by Honorable Bruce Howe Hendricks on 10/12/2016.(bshr, )

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NIN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA William Howard Washington, ) Civil Action No.: 1:14-cv-2415-BHH ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ORDER ) Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of ) Social Security, ) ) Defendant. ) __________________________________ ) On June 17, 2016, William Blake Cummings (“Cummings”), counsel for Plaintiff William Howard Washington (“Plaintiff”), filed a motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). (ECF No. 24). In the motion, Cummings requests reimbursement for representation provided in the above-referenced case in the amount $6,782.75. Id. As required by 42 U.S.C. § 406(b), the amount requested by counsel is not greater than twenty-five percent (25%) of the past-due benefits recovered by Plaintiff. Counsel for the Acting Commissioner of Social Security (“Commissioner”) filed a Response to the Motion on July 14, 2016, in which he states that the Commissioner does not oppose an award of attorney's fees under § 406(b). (ECF No. 25). The Court has reviewed the motion, counsel’s fee petition, and the accompanying fee agreement and finds that the request for the modified fees is reasonable. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees (ECF No. 24) pursuant to the Social Security Act, 42 U .S.C. § 406(b), be and hereby is GRANTED in the amount of $6,782.75. IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/Bruce Howe Hendricks United States District Judge October 12, 2016 Greenville, South Carolina

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