SOCIAL SECURITY

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Respondent, Catherine G. Ratliff (“Ratliff”), an attorney, successfully represented two claimants seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration. See Ratliff v. Astrue, 540 F.3d 800, 801 (8th Cir. 2008). Ratliff then moved for an award of...

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In March 2010, Biestek applied to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Supplemental Social Security Income and benefits under 40 C.F.R. § 404, alleging that he had been disabled and unable to work since October 2009. Biestek v. Comm’r of Soc...

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This case consolidated four actions brought by Richard Culbertson, who represented claimants Katrina Wood, Celalettin Akarcay, Bill Westfall, and Darleen Schuster, each of whom was denied disability benefits by the Commissioner of Social Security (“...

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Petitioner Ricky Lee Smith received disability benefits from Social Security between 1988 and 2004, until his financial resources increased to the point that he was no longer eligible for the benefits. Smith v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., 880 F.3d 813, 815 (...

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Facts

In October 2001, involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings commenced against Quality Stores, the largest agriculture-specialty retailer in the United States at the time. See In re Quality Stores, Inc., et al., 693 F.3d 605, 608 (6th Cir. 2012...