Burk v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting in part 17 Motion for Attorney Fees. Mr. Burk is awarded $4,117.10 in fees and expenses. The award should be made payable to Mr. Burk and subject to offset if he has outstanding federal debts. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 7/15/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO.: 3:13CV00138 BD
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner,
Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Jim Burk has moved for an award of attorney’s fees under the Equal
Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412. (Docket entry #17) In his motion, Mr. Burk
requests fees and expenses in the amount of $5,455.12. The Commissioner agrees that
Plaintiff is entitled to attorney’s fees, but argues that a reasonable award would be no
more than $4,117.10. (#18)
This case involved a single, fairly standard issue, whether or not Plaintiff met an
Impairment Listing. The transcript contained few medical records to consider. After
reviewing the pleadings, transcript, filings, and motions, the Court finds that $4,117.10 is
a reasonable award. Accordingly, Mr. Burk’s motion (#17) is GRANTED, in part, and he
is awarded $4,117.10 in fees and expenses. The award should be payable to Mr. Burk
and subject to offset if he has outstanding federal debts.
DATED this 15th day of July, 2014.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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