Hancock v. Social Security Administration

Filing 23

ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded $3,467.97 in fees and expenses under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 1/6/2022. (jak)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS NORTHERN DIVISION RANDLE HANCOCK V. PLAINTIFF No. 3:20-CV-418-JTR KILOLO KIJAKAZI, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is Plaintiff Randle Hancock's Motion for Attorney's Fees Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA"), Brief in Support, and Supplemental Brief in Support. Doc. 19; Doc. 20; Doc. 21. Plaintiff's attorney, Stephanie Bartels Wallace, requests a total award of $3,467.97 (which sum includes 0.85 attorney hours incurred in 2020 at an hourly rate of $206; 12.10 attorney hours incurred in 2021 at an hourly rate of $218; 6.35 paralegal hours at a rate of $100; and expenses of $20.07). The Motion is unopposed. Doc. 22. The Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney's fees under the EAJA and that the requested sum is reasonable. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiffs Motion for Attorney's Fees pursuant to the EAJA (Doc. 19) is GRANTED.

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