January 24, 2014
SHAWNA MOORE, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Defendant.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
JOHN M. GERRARD, District Judge.
This matter is before the Court upon the plaintiff's motion for attorney fees (filing 31) pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). The defendant has no objection to the requested award of fees in the amount of $3, 244.04,  which represents 17.63 hours of work at $184.50 per hour.
The Court has determined that the plaintiff was the prevailing party, as this case was remanded to the Commissioner for further action. The Court further finds that the position of the Commissioner was not substantially justified, for the reasons set forth in the Court's previous Memorandum and Order (filing 29). See Koss v. Sullivan, 982 F.2d 1226 (8th Cir. 1993). Finally, the Court finds that the motion for fees was filed in a timely fashion, and that the fees requested are reasonable. Therefore, the plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney fees in the amount requested.
IT IS ORDERED:
1. The plaintiff's motion for attorney fees (filing 31) is granted.
2. By separate document, the Court shall enter judgment for plaintiff and against defendant providing that plaintiff is awarded attorney fees of $3, 244.04.