Slusser v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 17 Motion for Attorney Fees. The EAJA award in the total amount of $2,178.12 is granted and the Department of Treasury shall issue payment of this award by check made payable to Slusser, in care of his attorney, Mr. Anthony Bartels, and shall mail the check to Mr. Bartels at his Jonesboro, Arkansas, address. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris on 1/11/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JERRY R. SLUSSER
CASE NO. 3:14CV00232 PSH
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,
ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL
Now before the Court is the plaintiff Jerry R. Slusser’s (“Slusser”) motion for attorney’s fees
pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. § 2412. Defendant Carolyn W.
Colvin (“Colvin”) does not oppose the motion.
We grant the motion, approving an EAJA award in the total amount of $2,178.12 ($2,158.05
in attorney fees, plus $20.07 in expenses). We find nothing unreasonable about the hours of work
performed or the hourly rate requested. Because the award belongs to Slusser, and not his attorney,
as set forth in Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521 (2010), the Department of Treasury shall issue
payment of this award by check made payable to Slusser, in care of his attorney, Mr. Anthony
Bartels, and shall mail the check to Mr. Bartels at his Jonesboro, Arkansas, address.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of January, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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