Stewart v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting pltf's 22 Motion for Attorney's Fees in the amount of $5,848.00. Signed by Magistrate Judge H. David Young on 2/13/12. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BOBBY J. STEWART
NO. 4:10CV01531 HDY
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner
of the Social Security Administration
On February 3, 2012, plaintiff Bobby J. Stewart (“Stewart”) filed the pending
motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act. See Document 22.
In the motion, he requested fees totaling $5,848.00. The Commissioner of the Social
Security Administration filed a response to the motion in which he represented that he
has no objection to the amount of fees requested by Stewart.
The Court has reviewed Stewart’s motion and finds nothing unreasonable about
the hours of work performed by his attorney, Laura J. McKinnon (“McKinnon”), nor the
hourly rate she requests. The motion is granted, and attorney’s fees of $5,848.00 are
awarded to Stewart. Because the award belongs to Stewart, and not his attorney, see
Astrue v. Ratliff, — U.S. —, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 177 L.E.2d 91 (2010), the Department of
Treasury shall issue payment of this award by check made payable to Stewart, in care of
McKinnon, and shall mail the check to McKinnon at her Fayetteville, Arkansas, address.
IT IS SO ORDERED this
day of February, 2012.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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