United States Seventh Circuit

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Cunningham v. Barnhart, 05-1981

Denial of attorney's fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act in an action concerning an ultimately favorable disability benefits determination is affirmed where there was substantial justification for the government's original denial of the benefits.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/01/2005
  • Decided 03/07/2006
  • Published 03/07/2006


  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Michael C. Blanton (argued), Elie Halpern & Associates, Olympia, WA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Curt Marceille (argued), Social Security Administration Office of the General Counsel, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.