Townsend v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 14 Motion for Attorney Fees and costs. Defendant shall certify said award and pay this amount. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 08/22/2012. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CATHERINE D. TOWNSEND,
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. 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 $3,650.25. (23.55 attorney hours at $155 per hour).
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, 130
S.Ct. 2521, 2527, 2010 WL 2346547 (2010).
Defendant shall certify said award and pay this amount.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 22nd day of August, 2012.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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