Franks v. Social Security Administration
ORDER approving attorney fees and costs in the amount of $4,611.87; finding the EAJA fee is payable to the Plaintiff and should be mailed to Plaintiff's counsel, but subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the U.S.; and directing Defendant to certify said award and pay this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 7/12/2012. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
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. The parties have also agreed to procedure for the payment of the EAJA fees.
So, after careful consideration of the Motion and Response, the Court finds:
The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney
fees and costs in the amount of $4,611.87 (23.25 hours at $181 per hour, 5.15 paralegal hours at
$75 per hour, and expenses of $17.37).
The EAJA fee award is payable to Plaintiff and mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel, but
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 this amount.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 12th day of July, 2012.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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