Anderson v. Berryhill
ORDER granting 14 Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven on 11/26/18. (hma, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
WILLIAM D. ANDERSON
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
On this day the Court has before it for consideration Plaintiff’s Application and Affidavit for
Attorney’s Fees Under 28 U.S.C. § 2412 The Equal Access to Justice Act (Docket Entry # 14). The
Court, having reviewed the motion and noting Defendant has no objection to the requested fee, is
of the opinion Plaintiff’s motion should be GRANTED.
William D. Anderson was the prevailing party and is entitled to a reasonable fee under the
Equal Access of Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). The Court finds the attorney’s fees requested by
Plaintiff’s attorney in this case are reasonable based upon the time and labor required, the difficulty
of the questions involved, the skill required to handle the problems presented, the benefit resulting
to the client from the services, customary fees for similar services, the contingency and uncertainty
of the compensation, the results obtained, and the amount involved. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that Defendant shall pay Plaintiff an attorney fee in the amount of $4,118.00
(based on 19.1 total hours for 2017 at the hourly rate of $192.00 and 2.3 total hours for 2018 at the
hourly rate of $196.00) under the Equal Access to Justice Act. The Court orders the attorney fee
award, made payable to Plaintiff, be mailed to Plaintiff in care of his attorney.
SIGNED this 26th day of November, 2018.
CAROLINE M. CRAVEN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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