Crossley v. Social Security Administration

Filing 18

ORDER granting 16 motion for attorney's fees and awarding fees totaling $2,864.58 to Crossley. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris on 12/05/2016. (rhm)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION MARY BETH CROSSLEY v. PLAINTIFF NO. 5:15-cv-00391 PSH CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Plaintiff Mary Beth Crossley (“Crossley”) has filed the pending motion for an award of attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act. See Pleading 16. In the motion, she seeks an award of fees in the total amount of $2,864.58. The Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration has no objection to the motion. The Court has reviewed Crossley’s motion and finds nothing unreasonable about the hours of work performed or the hourly rate requested. The motion is granted, and fees totaling $2,864.58 are awarded to Crossley. Because the award belongs to Crossley, and not her 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 Crossley, in care of her attorney, Eric L. Worsham (“Worsham”), and shall mail the check to Worsham at his Pine Bluff, Arkansas, address. IT IS SO ORDERED this 5th day of December, 2016. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE -2-

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