Saturday, April 09, 2005

Getting attorneys' fees in Social Security cases

In McClanahan v. Barnhart, Hughes v. Barnhart, Thomas v. Barnhart, Lambert v. Barnhart, and Coley v. Barnhart, Magistrate Judge Sargent denied motions for attorneys' fees. Apparently, these were all or mostly cases that were remanded, and on remand the claimants obtained successful outcomes, but then the lawyers failed to file all of the necessary documentation to support their fee petitions, which were unopposed by the Commissioner.

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