Godfrey v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 27 Motion for Attorney Fees, awarding Plaintiff $2,591.57 in attorneys fees pursuant to the EAJA. Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on 04/27/2016.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-2036-CMC
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security,
This matter is before the court on Plaintiff’s petition for attorney’s fees pursuant to the
Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. Dkt. No. 27. In his petition, Plaintiff
seeks an award of attorney’s fees in the amount of $2,594.57, representing 5.4 attorney hours at
the rate of $185.00 per hour, 17 paralegal hours at the rate of $92.50 per hour, and $20.07 in
The Commissioner filed a response indicating that it does not oppose payment of
$2,594.57 to Plaintiff. Dkt. No. 28. However, there seems to be a small mathematical error in
Plaintiff’s counsel’s calculation for paralegal hours. (17 hours x 92.50 is 1572.50, not 1575.50.)
This would result in an award of $2,591.57 instead of $2,594.57. Accordingly, the court finds
that an amount of $2,591.57 is reasonable and orders, pursuant to the EAJA, that Plaintiff be
awarded $2,591.57 in attorney’s fees, payable directly to Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Cameron McGowan Currie
CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
April 27, 2016
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