Cook v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 24 Motion for Attorney Fees Signed by Honorable Margaret B Seymour on 11/8/2016.(abuc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Michael D. Cook,
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commission of
the Social Security Administration,
) C/A No. 6:15-2431-MBS
Plaintiff Michael D. Cook brought this action to obtain judicial review of a final decision of
Defendant Commissioner of Social Security denying Plaintiff’s application for disability insurance
benefits and supplemental income benefits. On July 28, 2016, the court remanded the case to the
Commissioner pursuant to sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
This matter now is before the court on Plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees under the Equal
Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, which motion was filed October 27, 2016. Counsel
moves for attorneys’ fees in the amount of $3,416.38, representing 18.1 hours at $188.75 per hour, plus
expenses of $16.00. On November 3, 2016, Defendant filed a response informing the court that she does
not oppose Plaintiff’s motion.
Plaintiff’s motion for fees and expenses under the EAJA (ECF No. 24) is granted in the total
amount of $3,432.38, to be paid directly to Plaintiff, as required by Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Margaret B. Seymour
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
November 8, 2016
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