Myatt v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees. Fees and expenses totaling $2,377.32 are awarded to Myatt. The Department of Treasury shall issue payment of this award by check made payable to Myatt, in case of his attorney, Anthony W. Bartels, and shall mail the check to Bartels at his Jonesboro, Arkansas, address. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris on 1/5/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NO. 3:14-cv-00249 PSH
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner
of the Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Ronnie Myatt (“Myatt”) has filed the pending motion for an award of
attorney’s fees and other expenses under the provisions of the Equal Access to Justice
Act. See Document 18. In the motion, he seeks fees and expenses totaling $2,377.32. The
Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration has no objection to the amount
of fees and expenses requested by Myatt. See Document 20.
The Court has reviewed Myatt’s motion and finds nothing unreasonable about the
hours of work performed, the hourly rate requested, or the amount of expenses
requested. The motion is granted, and fees and expenses totaling $2,377.32 are awarded
to Myatt. Because the award belongs to Myatt, and not his attorney, see Astrue v. Ratliff,
— U.S. —, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 177 L.E.2d 91 (2010), the Department of Treasury shall issue
payment of this award by check made payable to Myatt, in care of his attorney, Anthony
W. Bartels (“Bartels”), and shall mail the check to Bartels at his Jonesboro, Arkansas,
IT IS SO ORDERED this 5th day of January, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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