Conley v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 17 Motion for Attorney Fees in the total amount of $2,666.66. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 11/4/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 4:10-cv-00403-JTK
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
On August 23, 2011, the Court entered an Order and Judgment reversing the decision of the
Commissioner and remanding the case for further proceedings. (Doc. Nos. 15 and 16) Plaintiff has
filed a motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), 28 U.S.C. §
2412. (Doc. No. 17) He seeks compensation for 21 hours and 20 minutes of work performed by his
attorney in 2010 at a rate of $125.00 per hour for a total of $2,666.66. Id. The Commissioner raises
no objection. (Doc. No. 18) Accordingly, the court grants Plaintiff compensation for 21 hours and
20 minutes of work at $125.00 per hour for a total of $2,666.66. See Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct.
2521 (2010) (EAJA fees are payable to plaintiff, not plaintiff’s attorney, and such fees are subject
to an offset when the plaintiff has outstanding federal debts).
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded attorney’s fees in the amount of
DATED this 4th day of November, 2011.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?