Palmer v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 15

ORDER awarding Attorney Fees, in the amount of $3,155.66,. in favor of Linda A. Palmer against Social Security Administration Commissioner, ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 13 . Signed by Honorable Robert T. Dawson on June 23, 2009. (sh)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH DIVISION LINDA A. PALMER v. Civil No. 07-2132 PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner Social Security Administration OR DER DEFENDANT N ow on this 23rd day of June 2009, the Court has before it for consideration Plaintiff's request for attorney's fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. 2412. Also b e fo r e the Court is Plaintiff's Objection to Report and Recommendations (Doc. 14). T h e Court has reviewed this case, de novo, and finds that the Report and Recommendation (D o c. 13) filed by the Honorable James R. Marschewski, United States Magistrate Judge for the W estern District of Arkansas, on June 2, 2009, should be adopted in toto and hereby awards Plaintiff's attorn ey fees in the amount of $3,155.66 representing 20.18 hours of work at a rate of $156.00 per ho ur and $7.58 in expenses. Further, this award should be paid directly to Plaintiff's counsel. Ratliff v. Astrue, 540 F.3d 800, 802 (8 th Cir. 2008). T h is amount shall be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past-due benefits Plaintiff may be aw arded in the future. IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/ Robert T. Dawson HONORABLE ROBERT T. DAWSON U N IT E D STATES DISTRICT JUDGE AO72A (Rev. 8/82)

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