Thomas v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 35 Motion for Attorney Fees: IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff shall be awarded Four Thousand One Hundred dollars and Zero cents ($4,100.00) in attorney's fees under the EAJA, and Sixteen dollars and Zero cents($16.00) in expenses. Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on 3/29/2017.(gnan )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Cynthia Ann Thomas,
Civil Action No. 4:16-cv-230-CMC
Nancy A. Berryhill1, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security,
On March 9, 2017, Plaintiff’s attorney filed a petition for attorney’s fees pursuant to the
Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. ECF No. 35. The petition seeks an
award of $4,417.88, representing 23.1 attorney hours at the rate of $191.25 per hour, and $16.00
in expenses. Id. On March 23, 2017, the parties filed a Stipulation for Attorney’s Fees under the
EAJA. ECF No. 36.
The court has reviewed the fee petition and the parties’ stipulation wherein the parties
stipulate, subject to the approval of the court, Plaintiff should be awarded compensation for all
legal services rendered in the amount of $4,100 in attorney’s fees and $16.00 in expenses.
Accordingly, pursuant to the parties’ stipulation,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff shall be awarded Four Thousand One Hundred dollars and
Zero cents ($4,100.00) in attorney’s fees under the EAJA, and Sixteen dollars and Zero cents
($16.00) in expenses.
Ms. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security and will be substituted for
Carolyn W. Colvin as the defendant in this suit, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (“Any action
instituted in accordance with this subsection shall survive notwithstanding any change in the
person occupying the office of Commissioner of Social Security or any vacancy in such office.”).
These fees are to be made payable to Cynthia Ann Thomas and delivered by Defendant to the
business address of Plaintiff’s counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Cameron McGowan Currie
CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
March 29, 2017
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