Lard v. Commissioner of Social Security

Middle District of Florida, flmd-8:2017-cv-01165

ORDER granting {{16}} Motion for Attorney Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone on 8/6/2018. (BEE)

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PageID 525 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION JOHN R. LARD, Plaintiff, v. Case No.: 8:17-cv-1165-T-AAS COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. ____________________________________/ ORDER John R. Lard moves for an award of attorney's fees in the amount of $5,950.31, pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA"), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Doc. 16). The Commissioner does not oppose the requested relief. The court entered an order reversing and remanding this case under sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) to the Commissioner for further administrative proceedings. (Doc. 14). The Clerk entered judgment in favor of Mr. Lard thereafter. (Doc. 15). As the prevailing party, Mr. Lard now requests an award of attorney's fees. See 28 U.S.C. § 2412(a)(1) & (d)(1)(A). After issuance of an order awarding EAJA fees, however, the United States Department of the Treasury will determine whether Mr. Lard owes a debt to the government. If Mr. Lard has no discernable federal debt, the government will accept Mr. Lard's assignment of EAJA fees and pay the fees directly to counsel. (Doc. 16-1). PageID 526 For the reasons set out in the motion, it is ORDERED that Mr. Lard's Uncontested Petition for Award of Attorney's Fees (Doc. 16) is GRANTED. Mr. Lard is awarded attorney's fees in the amount of $5,950.31, pursuant to the EAJA. ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on this 6th day of August, 2018. 2