Unpublished Dispositionin Re James Roy Williams, Attorney-appellant,ruby Long, (86-3391), Clovis P. Hines, (86-3840), Plaintiffs, v. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Defendant-appellee, 866 F.2d 431 (6th Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 866 F.2d 431 (6th Cir. 1989) Jan. 24, 1989

Before MERRITT and DAVID A. NELSON, Circuit Judges, and CONTIE, Senior Circuit Judge.


These consolidated appeals, brought by an attorney who successfully represented two social security claimants in the district court, present the question of whether the district court abused its discretion in awarding attorney fees. Sitting en banc, we recently considered substantially identical issues in Rodriquez v. Bowen, Nos. 86-1444/1623/3108 (6th Cir. Jan. 11, 1989). Because the district court's reduction of requested attorney fee awards in the instant cases is inconsistent with the approach outlined in Rodriquez, we REMAND these cases to the district court for reconsideration in light of Rodriquez.