Duvall v. Social Security Administration

Filing 22

ORDER granting 18 Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney Fees. The Plaintiff is awarded $5,168.32 in attorney's fees under the EAJA. Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 04/07/2014. (kcs)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION SHEILA DUVALL V. PLAINTIFF NO. 4:13CV00282 JTR CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Pending before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion requesting an award of attorney’s fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”). Doc. #18. Plaintiff’s attorney, Shannon Muse Carroll, requests a total payment of $5,168.32 based on 30.14 hours of work.1 Doc. #18 at 4. The Commissioner does not object to Plaintiff’s request. Doc. #21. Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees under the EAJA, and that the amount requested is reasonable. 1 The time itemization submitted by Plaintiff’s counsel actually totals to $5,516.61. Doc. #18 at 4. However, Plaintiff’s counsel has indicated that she intends to request only $5,168.32. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Pursuant to the EAJA (doc. #18) is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff is awarded $5,168.32 in attorney’s fees under the EAJA. Dated this 7th day of April, 2014. ____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 2

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