Wilson v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 31

ORDER granting 28 Motion for Attorney Fees Signed by Honorable Mary Geiger Lewis on 12/19/2016.(abuc)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SLUTH CAROLINA ANDERSON/GREENWOOD DIVISION CLIFTON ROY WILSON, Plaintiff, v. CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 8:15-4185-MGL ORDER This matter is before the Court upon motion for approval of attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). See 28 U.S.C. §2412. The parties have agreed that an award of $2,419.14 in attorney fees under the EAJA is reasonable in this case. Upon review of the material submitted to the court, the motion for attorney’s fees is granted. The Commissioner shall pay the Plaintiff attorney’s fees under the EAJA in the amount of $2,419.14. Payment of the fees noted herein shall constitute a complete release from and bar to any and all claims Plaintiff may have relating to EAJA fees in connection with this action. This award is without prejudice to the right of Plaintiff to seek attorney fees under Section 206(b) of the Social Security Act, subject to the offset provisions of the EAJA. Further, the award of fees shall be made payable to the Plaintiff, but delivered to the office of Plaintiff’s counsel. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586, 596-98 (2010). IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Mary Geiger Lewis __________________________ Mary Geiger Lewis United States District Judge December 19, 2016 Columbia, South Carolina

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