Wood v. Commissioner of Social Security, No. 16-13664 (11th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Richard Culbertson was counsel for the four plaintiffs in these consolidated Social Security disability benefits cases. At issue in this appeal was the attorney's fees for Culbertson under 42 U.S.C. 406 and the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. 2412(d). The Eleventh Circuit held that the district court did not err in its interpretation and application of Dawson v. Finch, 425 F.2d 1192 (5th Cir. 1970) and by imposing a 24% cap on section 406 fees; it was necessary for the district court to add the requested section 406(b) fee together with his EAJA award; and the district court did not abuse its discretion and did not exceed its authority. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.
- Wood v. Commissioner of Social Security, No. 6:2012cv00915 (M.D. Fla. Sep. 16, 2013)
- Culbertson v. Berryhill, No. 17-773 (U.S. Jan. 08, 2019)