Jones v. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
ORDER GRANTING Plaintiff's 26 Motion for Attorney Fees pursuant to EAJA and ORDERS Defendant to pay attorney's fees in the amount of $3,863.25. Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on 5/2/2017.(gnan )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Samantha Pipkin Jones,
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting
Commissioner of the Social
Civil Action No.: 5:15-cv-04748-RBH
On April 17, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion for attorney’s fees and expenses 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. 26. Plaintiff requested an award of attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,863.25
and expenses in the amount of $16.00. Id. On May 1, 2017, Defendant filed a response to Plaintiff’s
motion stating she does not oppose payment of Plaintiff’s requested amount of attorney’s fees and
expenses. See ECF No. 27.
After careful consideration, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s motion [ECF No. 26] and ORDERS
Defendant to pay attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,863.25, subject to the Treasury Offset Program2
if Plaintiff owes an outstanding debt to the federal government, and expenses in the amount of $16.00.
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
May 2, 2017
Florence, South Carolina
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