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Gisbrecht v. Barnhart

Docket No.: 01-131
Argued: March 20, 2002
Decided: May 28, 2002

Topics:

Social Security, as amended, including Social Security Disability Benefits Reform Act, but excluding Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Attorneys, Attorneys' Fees, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Clean Air Act, Clean Water, Clean Water Act, Equal Access to Justice, Federal Tort Claims, Sixth Amendment, Social Security Act, Title VII, attorney fees, habeas, ineffective assistance of counsel, judicial review, murder, patent

PartyNames: Donald L. Anderson v. Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
Petitioner: Donald L. Anderson
Respondent: Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 238 F.3d 1196
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Donald L. Anderson
v.
Jo Anne B. Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
535 U.S. 789 (2002)
Question:

Do lodestar fee awards for attorneys who successfully represent Social Security benefits claimants in court, under 42 USC section 406(b), displace contingent-fee agreements within the statutory ceiling?

Gisbrecht v. Barnhart
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 20, 2002

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Gisbrecht, 1 vote(s) against
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