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Administrative – Social Security – Attorney’s Fees – Out-of-State Lawyers – Briefs & Pleadings (access required)

Priestley v. Astrue A South Carolina lawyer who won social security benefits for three clients with aid from out-of-state attorneys who assisted in writing briefs and pleadings can collect attorney’s fees for the out-of-state lawyers under the Equal Access to Justice Act, even though a local court rule says the non-South Carolina lawyers are not eligible for a fee award; the 4th Circuit reverses the district court’s denial of fees and remands the case for reconsideration of the fee petition.

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