Farris v. Social Security Administration

Filing 19

ORDER granting 16 Motion for Attorney Fees & Expenses. Accordingly, Plaintiff is awarded $3,045.37 in fees & expenses. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 8/2/2011. (jct)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION FRANK L. FARRIS v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 3:10-CV-00318 JTK MICHAEL ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412 (docket entry #16). In his motion, Plaintiff requests fees and expenses in the amount of $3,045.37 ($3,028.75 in fees and $16.62 in expenses). The Commissioner does not object to the amount requested (docket entry #18). Therefore, the motion is GRANTED. EAJA fees are payable to Plaintiff, not Plaintiff’s attorney, and such fees are subject to an offset when the Plaintiff has outstanding federal debts. (2010). See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521 Therefore, subject to any offset, payment by check to the order of the Plaintiff, in care of his attorney, will issue to Plaintiff’s attorney. Accordingly, Plaintiff is awarded $3,045.37 in fees and expenses. IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of August, 2011. ______________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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