Linker v. Social Security Administration
ORDER denying 22 Plaintiff's counsel's Motion for Approval of Attorney's Fees. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 4/25/2013. (srw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JERRY DALLAS LINKER,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting
Commissioner, Social Security
Before the Court is Plaintiff’s counsel’s Motion for Approval of Attorney’s Fees Under 42
U.S.C. §406(b). (Doc. No. 22.) The Commissioner of the Social Security Administration1 has
responded and takes no position, but has provided the Court with authority to make a decision.
After carefully considering the Motion, the previous fee petition and supporting brief, (Doc.
Nos. 18, 19) and Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 (2002), the Court finds that the Motion is
DENIED. As the Commissioner points out, many of the requested hours in the Motion are not
compensable and the Court believes the previous award of $5,709.60 is a reasonable fee in this case.
SO ORDERED this 25th day of April, 2013.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Carolyn W. Colvin was sworn in as Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
on February 14, 2013, replacing Michael Astrue. She has therefore been substituted as the defendant
in this case pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 25(d)(1).
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