Tubbs v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 33 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $3,431.80. Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on 7/6/2017.(gnan )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Glenda Broom Tubbs,
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting
Commissioner of the Social
Civil Action No.: 4:16-cv-01608-RBH
On June 22, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion seeking 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.
See ECF No. 33. Plaintiff requested an award of attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,431.80. Id. On
July 3, 2017, Defendant filed a response to Plaintiff’s motion stating she does not oppose payment of
Plaintiff’s requested amount of attorney’s fees. See ECF No. 34.
After careful consideration, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s motion [ECF No. 33] and ORDERS
Defendant to pay attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,431.80, 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 her attorney, with a copy
sent to Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
28 U.S.C. § 2412(d).
31 U.S.C. § 3716.
s/ R. Bryan Harwell
R. Bryan Harwell
United States District Judge
July 6, 2017
Florence, South Carolina
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