Sharrah v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 18

Order adopting 17 Report and Recommendations; further granting 14 Motion for Attorney Fees. Plaintiff is awarded attorney fees in the amount of $3,939.30 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406. Signed by Honorable Timothy L. Brooks on August 24, 2015. (hnc)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH DIVISION LAURA E. SHARRAH v. PLAINTIFF CASE NO. 2:14-CV-2110 CAROLYN W. COLVIN Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Currently before the Court is the Report and Recommendation of United States Magistrate Judge Barry A. Bryant, dated July 29, 2015 (Doc. 17), regarding the Motion for Attorney’s Fees (Doc. 14) filed by Plaintiff’s counsel. More than fourteen (14) days have passed since the parties’ receipt of the Report and Recommendation, and no objections were filed. For the reasons set forth in the Report and Recommendation, the Plaintiff’s Motion (Doc. 14) is GRANTED, and the Court hereby orders that Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under the EAJA for: 19.60 attorney hours at a rate of $183.00 per hour, plus $352.50 in paralegal compensation, for a total attorney fee award of $3,939.30. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which Plaintiff may be awarded in the future. The parties are reminded that the award herein under the EAJA will be taken into account at such time as a reasonable fee is determined pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 406, in order to prevent double recovery by counsel for the Plaintiff. IT IS SO ORDERED this 24th day of August, 2015. /s/ Timothy L. Brooks TIMOTHY L. BROOKS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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