Brinker v. Social Security Administration

Filing 27

ORDER granting 24 Motion for Attorney Fees in the amount of $4,368.10 and costs of $23.20. Defendant shall certify said award and pay this amount. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 8/28/13. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION TEDDY A. BRINKER, v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 4:12-cv-00198-KGB-JJV MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration, DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is plaintiff Teddy A. Brinker’s motion for attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). The Commissioner responded and does not object to the fees and costs requested. For good cause shown, the Court finds and directs: 1. The hours spent by counsel were reasonable. Therefore the Court approves attorney’s fees and costs in the amount of $4,368.10 (24.4 hours at $178.07 per hour and $23.20 for the cost of service). 2. The EAJA fee award is payable to plaintiff and mailed to plaintiff’s counsel but subject to any offset to satisfy any pre-existing debt owed to the United States. Astrue v. Ratliff, --- U.S. ----, 130 S.Ct. 2521, 2527 (2010). 3. Defendant shall certify said award and pay this amount. IT IS SO ORDERED this 28th day of August, 2013. ____________________________________ KRISTINE G. BAKER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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