Crosby v. Social Security Administration
ORDER re 16 Plaintiff's Application for Attorney Fees pursuant to EAJA; approving attorney's fees in the amount of $1,984.12 to be paid directly to Plaintiff's counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 8/4/2011. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to the Equal Access
to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. The Commissioner responded and offered no objection
to the fees requested. However, the Commissioner objects to the fees being paid directly to
Plaintiff’s attorney. After careful consideration of the Motion and Response, the Court finds:
The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney
fees in the amount of $1,984.12 (9.40 attorney hours at $175.00, 4.30 paralegal hours at $75.00, and
$16.62 in expenses).
The award of EAJA fees shall be paid directly to Plaintiff’s counsel subject to any
offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, --- U.S. ----, 130
S.Ct. 2521, 2527, 2010 WL 2346547 (2010).
Defendant shall certify said award and pay Plaintiff’s attorney this amount.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of August, 2011.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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