Washington v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
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, )
NIN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
William Howard Washington,
) Civil Action No.: 1:14-cv-2415-BHH
Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of
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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