Stewart v. Social Security Administration

Filing 21

ORDER granting 18 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $2,970.57 in fees and expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 7/25/2017. (jak)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION JACQUELINE KAY STEWART V. PLAINTIFF NO. 3:16-CV-00093-JTR NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff Jacqueline Kay Stewart’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Other Expenses Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). Docs. 18 & 19. The Commissioner does not object to Plaintiff’s request. Doc. 20. Plaintiff’s attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total award of $2,970.57, consisting of: (1) 13.5 hours of attorney work in 2016 and 2017 at the adjusted hourly rate of $193.00 ($2,605.50); (2) 4.6 hours of paralegal work at the hourly rate of $75.00 ($345.00); and (3) $20.07 in expenses. The Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees and expenses under the EAJA and that the amount requested is reasonable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to the EAJA, Doc. 18, is GRANTED. 1 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,970.57 in fees and expenses under the EAJA.1 Dated this 25th day of July, 2017. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1 Consistent with the Commissioner’s usual procedure in light of Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586 (2010), the check awarding EAJA fees should be made payable to Plaintiff, but mailed to the Plaintiff in care of Plaintiff’s attorney at the attorney’s office. 2

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