Williams v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 19 MOTION for Attorney Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, awarding $5,800.00 in attorney's fees under the EAJA and $400.00 in costs under 28 U.S.C. § 2412(a). Signed by Honorable Cameron McGowan Currie on 01/25/2017.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Paul A. Williams, Jr.,
Civil Action No. 8:16-cv-432-CMC
Nancy A. Berryhill1, Acting Commissioner
of Social Security,
On January 12, 2017, Plaintiff’s attorney filed a petition for attorney’s fees pursuant to
the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. ECF No. 19. The petition seeks
an award of $6,287.05, representing 32.8 attorney hours at the rate of $190.28 per hour in 2015,
and $191.70 per hour in 2016 and 2017, and $400 for the filing fee. Id. On January 25, 2017,
the parties filed a Joint Stipulation for Attorney’s Fees under the EAJA. ECF No. 21.
The Court has reviewed the fee petition and the parties’ stipulation wherein the parties
stipulate, subject to the approval of the court, that Plaintiff’s fee petition is withdrawn.
Accordingly, pursuant to the parties’ stipulation,
IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiff shall be awarded Five Thousand Eight Hundred dollars
and Zero cents ($5,800.00) in attorney’s fees under the EAJA, and Four Hundred dollars and
Zero cents ($400.00) in costs under 28 U.S.C. § 2412(a).
Ms. Berryhill is now the Acting Commissioner of Social Security and will be substituted for
Carolyn W. Colvin as the defendant in this suit, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) (“Any action
instituted in accordance with this subsection shall survive notwithstanding any change in the
person occupying the office of Commissioner of Social Security or any vacancy in such office.”).
These fees are to be made payable to Paul A. Williams, Jr., and delivered by Defendant to the
business address of Plaintiff’s counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Cameron McGowan Currie
CAMERON MCGOWAN CURRIE
Senior United States District Judge
Columbia, South Carolina
January 25, 2017
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