Brewer v. Social Security Administration

Filing 20

ORDER granting 17 Motion for Attorney Fees. Fees and expenses totaling $2,704.12 are awarded to Brewer. Because the award belongs to Brewer, and not his attorney, the Department of Treasury shall issue payment of this award by check made payable to Brewer, in care 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 11/13/2015. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION BRYCE BREWER v. PLAINTIFF NO. 3:15-cv-00049 PSH CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Plaintiff Bryce Brewer (“Brewer”) 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 17. In the motion, he seeks fees and expenses totaling $2,704.12. The Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration has no objection to the amount of fees and expenses requested by Brewer. The Court has reviewed Brewer’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 $2,704.12 are awarded to Brewer. Because the award belongs to Brewer, 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 Brewer, in care of his attorney, Anthony W. Bartels (“Bartels”), and shall mail the check to Bartels at his Jonesboro, Arkansas, address. IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of November, 2015. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2-

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