Brown v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 12 Motion for Attorney Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. §2412, awarding $970.68 in attorney fees and costs in the amount of $400.00. Signed by Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. on 09/30/2014.(bshr, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Patrice S. Brown,
C/A No.: 2:13-3535-JFA
ORDER ON MOTION
FOR ATTORNEY FEES
Carolyn W. Colvin,
Commissioner of Social Security,
This matter is before the court upon motion of plaintiff’s counsel, Robertson H.
Wendt, Jr., for attorney fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C.
§ 2412. The Commissioner has responded that she does not object to the plaintiff’s motion
for fees in the amount of $970.68 and costs in the amount of $400.
Upon review of the material submitted to the court and finding the fees to be
reasonable, the plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees (ECF No. 12) is granted.
Commissioner shall pay the plaintiff attorney fees in the amount of $970.68 (representing 5.1
hours at $190.33 per hour).1
Payment of the fees and expenses noted herein shall constitute a complete release
from and bar to any and all claims plaintiff may have relating to EAJA fees in connection
with this action. This award is without prejudice to the right of plaintiff to seek attorney’s
Costs are paid from the Judgment Fund, rather than from agency funds. See 31 U.S.C. § 1304, 28 U.S.C.
§ 2412(c), 2444.
fees under Section 206(b) of the Social Security Act, subject to the offset provisions of the
EAJA. Further, the award of fees shall be made payable to the plaintiff. See Astrue v.
Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 596–98 (2010).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 30, 2014
Columbia, South Carolina
Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
United States District Judge
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