Dickens v. SSA

Filing 30

ORDER adopting Report and Recommendations 29 and granting 25 Motion for Attorney Fees to be paid to Todd G. Cockrill, atty for pltf $9,731.00, as well as any fees found to be due for representation at the administrative level, or pay the at torney 25% of pltf's past-due benefits, whichever sum is less; and directing plaintiff's atty to remit to plaintiff the earlier EAJA award of attorney's fees in the amount of $1,837.50. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 10/17/08. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS W ESTERN DIVISION PAUL D. DICKENS v. NO. 4:04cv00064 JLH DEFENDANT ORDE R The Court has reviewed the Proposed Findings and Recommended Disposition received from Magistrate Judge Jerry Cavaneau. There have been no objections. The Findings and Recommendations are adopted in their entirety as this Court's findings. THEREFORE, Plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees pursuant to the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 406(b) (doc. 25) is hereby granted and Plaintiff's attorney is found entitled to an attorney's fee in the amount of $9,731.00 pursuant to 406(b). The Commissioner is ordered to pay to Todd G. Cockrill, attorney for Plaintiff, the amount due under 406(b), in addition to any fees found to be due for representation at the administrative level, or pay the attorney twenty-five percent of Plaintiff's past-due benefits, whichever sum is less. Plaintiff's attorney is directed to remit to Plaintiff the earlier EAJA award of attorney's fees in the amount of $1,837.50. IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of October, 2008. PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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