Maddox v. Social Security Administration

Filing 20

ORDER granting 17 Motion. Plaintiff is awarded $2,445.32 in fees under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 9/14/2017. (jak)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION WILLIAM MADDOX V. PLAINTIFF NO. 3:16-CV-00172-JTR NANCY A. BERRYHILL, Acting Commissioner, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff William Maddox’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). Doc. 17. The motion is unopposed. Doc. 19. Plaintiff’s attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total award of $2,445.32 (which sum includes 9.50 attorney hours at an hourly rate of $193; 0.75 attorney hours at an hourly rate of $196; 5.90 paralegal hours at an hourly rate of $75; and expenses of $22.32). The Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees under the EAJA and that an award of $2,445.32 is reasonable. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to the EAJA, doc. 17, is GRANTED. 1 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $2,445.32 in fees under the EAJA.1 Dated this 14th day of September, 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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