Canizales v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 16 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded attorneys' fees in the amount of $2,801.95, together with expenses in the amount of $17.37, for a total of $2,819.32, pursuant to the EAJA. The Commissioner is directed to certify said award and pay Plaintiff (in care of her attorney) in this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 11/14/2012. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Case No. 3:11-CV-00193 JTK
ORDER AWARDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES
On August 24, 2012, the Court entered an Order reversing the decision of the Commissioner
and remanding the case for further proceedings. Plaintiff’s counsel has filed a motion for attorneys’
fees and expenses pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. He seeks
compensation for 13.45 hours of attorney work performed at a rate of $181 per hour, 5.25 hours of
paralegal work performed at a rate of $75 per hour, and expenses in the amount of $17.37. The
Commissioner has indicated that he does not have any objections to the motion. (Doc. No. 18). The
Court has reviewed the fee request and does not believe that it is excessive or inaccurate.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded attorneys’ fees in the amount of
$2,801.95, together with expenses in the amount of $17.37, for a total of $2,819.32, pursuant to the
EAJA. The Commissioner is directed to certify said award and pay Plaintiff (in care of her attorney)
in this amount.
SO ORDERED this 14th day of November, 2012.
United States Magistrate Judge
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