Godfrey v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 30

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, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN DIVISION Timothy Godfrey, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-2036-CMC Plaintiff, vs. ORDER Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. 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 expenses. 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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