Davis v. Social Security Administration

Filing 17

ORDER approving attorney fees in the amount of $1,625.20; directing the award of EAJA fees be paid in accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff; and directing the Defendant certify said award and pay Plaintiff's attorney this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 2/21/2013. (srw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EASTERN DIVISION MARY DAVIS, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration Defendant. * * * * * * * * * No. 2:12CV00121-JJV ORDER 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. After careful consideration of the Motion and Response, the Court finds: 1. The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney fees in the amount of $1,625.20 (6.85 attorney hours at $181.00, 4.90 paralegal hours at $75.00, and $17.85 in expenses). 2. The award of EAJA fees shall be paid in accordance with Astrue v. Ratliff, --- U.S. ----, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 2527, 2010 WL 2346547 (2010). 3. Defendant shall certify said award and pay Plaintiff’s attorney this amount. IT IS SO ORDERED this 21st day of February, 2013. __ ________________________________ JOE J. VOLPE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1

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