Yarbrough v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees Signed by Honorable R Bryan Harwell on 5/15/2017.(abuc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Phillip Stewart Yarbrough,
Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting
Commissioner of the Social
Civil Action No.: 8:15-cv-04930-RBH
On May 9, 2017, Plaintiff filed a motion seeking 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. 23. Plaintiff requested an award of attorney’s fees in the amount
of $4,656.94 and expenses in the amount of $16.00. Id. On May 12, 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. 24.
After careful consideration, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s motion [ECF No. 23] and ORDERS
Defendant to pay attorney’s fees in the amount of $4,656.94, 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 his 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 15, 2017
Florence, South Carolina
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