Clarke v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 25 First MOTION for Attorney Fees Under EAJA, awarding fees in the amount of $3,469.31. Signed by Honorable R. Bryan Harwell on 12/20/2016.(bshr, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
RONALD ALLEN CLARKE,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting
Commissioner of the Social
Civil Action No.: 1:15-cv-4735-RBH
On November 30, 2016, Plaintiff filed a motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access
to Justice Act,1 asserting the position taken by Defendant in this action was not substantially justified.
[ECF #25, p. 1]. Plaintiff requested an award of attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,469.31.[ECF #25,
p. 1]. On December 19, 2016, Defendant filed a response to Plaintiff’s motion stating she does not
oppose payment of Plaintiff’s requested amount of attorney’s fees. [ECF #26, p. 1].
After careful consideration, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s motion [ECF #25] and ORDERS
Defendant to pay attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,469.31, subject to the Treasury Offset Program2
if Plaintiff owes an outstanding debt to the federal government. Pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S.
586 (2010), the attorney’s fees shall be paid directly to Plaintiff and mailed to his attorney, with a copy
sent to Plaintiff.
28 U.S.C. § 2412(d).
31 U.S.C. § 3716.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ R. Bryan Harwell
R. Bryan Harwell
United States District Judge
December 20, 2016
Florence, South Carolina
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