Godbolt v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration

Filing 44

ORDER: The Court grants Plaintiff's 40 Motion for Attorney Fees per Rule 406b in the amount of $10,056.00. Signed by Honorable Richard M Gergel on 10/22/2015.(gnan )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Cheryl Lynne Godbolt, Plaintiff, vs. Carolyn D. Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 4:13-69-RMG ORDER This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiffs motion for approval of attorney's fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b). (Dkt. No. 40). Plaintiff seeks approval of an attorney's fee for her services on behalf of Plaintiff in federal court in the amount of $10,056.00, which represents 25% of the total back award obtained on behalf of Plaintiff. (Dkt. No. 40-1 at 3). Plaintiff has provided the Court a copy of the attorney fee agreement with counsel, which provides for payment of an attorney's fee of25% of the back award obtained. (Dkt, No. 40-2). Plaintiffs counsel has further advised the Court that upon payment of the requested fee award under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b), she will refund to her client $3,021.84 awarded under the Equal Access to Justice Act. The Defendant has advised the Court that she does not oppose the approval of Plaintiffs attorney fee under § 406(b). (Dkt. No. 42). The Court has reviewed the Plaintiffs motion in light of the standards set forth in Grisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789, 808 (2002). The Court finds that pursuant to the Grisbrecht standards the proposed fee is reasonable and grants the Plaintiffs motion to approve -1­ the fee in the amount of $1 0,056.00. Upon receipt of this award, Plaintiff's counsel is directed to reimburse to Plaintiff$3,02l.84 previously awarded under EAJA. (Dkt. No. 39). AND IT IS SO ORDERED. United States District Judge October'U.. ,2015 Charleston, South Carolina -2­

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