Bell v. Social Security Administration

Filing 21

ORDER granting 18 Plaintiff's Application for Attorney's Fees; approving attorney fees in the amount of $3,562.72; and directing the Defendant to certify the award and pay Plaintiff's attorney this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 11/17/2011. (srw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION LINDA BELL, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration Defendant. * * * * * * * * * No. 3:10-cv-00058-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 $3,562.72 (17.35 attorney hours at $175.00, .60 attorney hours at $181.00, 5.35 paralegal hours at $75.00, and $16.62 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 17th day of November, 2011. __ ________________________________ JOE J. VOLPE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1

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