Coakley v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 27 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $5,500 in attorney's fees. Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 4/7/2017.(abuc)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
SHARON GRANT COAKLEY,
NANCY A. BERRYHILL,
Acting Commissioner of
Civil Action No. 8:15-02788-MGL
This matter is before the Court on Plaintiff=s Application for an Award of Attorney’s Fees
under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) filed March 17, 2017. See 28 U.S.C. ' 2412. The
parties filed a joint Stipulation for an Award of Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to the EAJA informing
the Court of their agreement to stipulate to an award of $5,500 in attorney’s fees.
In accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct 2521, 2528-29 (2010), EAJA fees awarded
by this Court belong to the litigant, thus subjecting EAJA fees to offset under the Treasury Offset
Program (31 U.S.C. ' 3716(c)(3)(B) (2006)), and, therefore, this Court directs fees be payable to
Plaintiff and delivered to Plaintiff’s counsel. Accordingly,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff=s motion pursuant to the EAJA is GRANTED in the amount
of $5,500 in attorney’s fees.
s/ Mary Geiger Lewis
Mary Geiger Lewis
United States District Judge
April 7, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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