Roshto v. Social Security Administration
ORDER finding the hours spent by counsel were reasonable; approving attorney fees in the amount of $1,371.62; directing the award of EAJA fees to be paid directly to Plaintiff's counsel subject to the any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the U.S.; and directing Defendant to certify said award and pay Plaintiff's attorney this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 9/13/2011. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion for an Award of Attorney’s Fees and Other Expenses
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:
The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney
fees in the amount of $1,371.62 (5.75 attorney hours at $175.00, 4.65 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 13th day of September, 2011.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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