Hawkins v. Social Security Administration

Filing 25

ORDER granting 23 Motion for Attorney Fees & Expenses. The Commissioner is directed to certify & pay Plaintiff's attorney an award of attorney's fees in the amount of $6,000, together with expenses of $52.46, for a total of $6,052.46. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 9/29/2010. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION SHANNON L. HAWKINS v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration ORDER On June 22, 2010, the court entered an Order and Judgment reversing the decision of the Commissioner and remanding the case for further proceedings. Plaintiff has filed a motion for attorney's fees and expenses pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. 2412. He seeks compensation for 42.85 hours of 3:08CV00124 JTK PLAINTIFF DEFENDANT work performed by his attorney at a rate of $175.02 per hour and for expenses in the amount of $52.46. The Commissioner filed a Response, stating that the parties have agreed to an attorney's fee award of $6,000, and that he does not object to the amount of expenses.1 Accordingly, the court grants Plaintiff compensation of $6,000 in attorney's fees. The court also grants Plaintiff's request for expenses in the amount of $52.46. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded attorney's fees in the amount of $6,000, together with expenses in the amount of $52.46, for a total of $6,052.46. The Commissioner is directed to certify said award and pay Plaintiff's attorney in this amount. SO ORDERED this 29th day of September, 2010. _________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE The Commissioner provides that the expenses are in the amount of $52.26, but the Plaintiff's motion lists expenses at $52.46. 1

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