Felty v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees: The Commissioner shall pay the plaintiff attorney fees in the amount of $5,445 with costs of $400. The award of fees shall be made payable to the plaintiff. Signed by Honorable Joseph F Anderson, Jr on 9/30/2014.(gnan )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Kelli Litchfield Felty,
C/A No.: 4:13-1782-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, Todd J. Johnson,
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 $5,445 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. 23) is granted.
Commissioner shall pay the plaintiff attorney fees in the amount of $5,445 (representing
30.25 hours at $180 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 fees
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.
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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