Coley v. Commissioner Social Security Administration
ORDER re 35 Motion for Attorney Fees. The court has reviewed the Joint Stipulation (ECF No. 36) and finds the settlement between the parties reasonable. Therefore, Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney's fees in the stipulated amount of $4,250.00, and Plaintiff's Motion for Attorneys Fees (ECF No. 35) is rendered moot. Signed by Honorable J Michelle Childs on 1/11/2016.(abuc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Crystal Wendy Coley,
Commissioner of Social Security
Civil Action No. 6:14-cv-01702-JMC
This matter is before the court upon motion of Plaintiff, through her attorney, W. Daniel
Mayes (“Counsel”), for an award of attorney’s fees and costs under the Equal Access to Justice
Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (ECF Nos. 35, 35-1.) The motion seeks reimbursement for Counsel’s
representation in the captioned matter in the amount of $4,740.50 for attorney time at $125 per
hour and $16.00 in expenses and $7.00 in costs. (Id.) However, the parties agreed to a stipulated
amount of $4,250.00 for attorney’s fees. (ECF No. 36 (“Joint Stipulation for Attorney Fees”).)
Furthermore, the parties agreed that the stipulated amount of attorney’s fees payable to Plaintiff
will be used to offset any outstanding federal debt the Commissioner determines Plaintiff owes.
The court has reviewed the Joint Stipulation (ECF No. 36) and finds the settlement between
the parties reasonable. Therefore, Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees in the
stipulated amount of $4,250.00, and Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees (ECF No. 35) is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States District Judge
January 11, 2015
Columbia, South Carolina
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