Chynoweth v. Sullivan
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
920 F.2d 648 (1990)
Mary Chynoweth (plaintiff) sued the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Secretary) (defendant) regarding the denial of her disability benefits. Chynoweth sought attorney’s fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA). The court awarded attorney’s fees at an hourly rate in excess of the statute’s $75 cap to account for cost-of-living increases. The court denied Chynoweth’s request that it further increase the hourly rate due her attorney’s expertise in social security disability law. Chynoweth appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Baldock, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.