Jones v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER on Attorney Fees in the amount of $1,866.85. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Further, adopting 17 Report and Recommendations in its entirety. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on May 9, 2012. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JASMIN M. JUNG JONES
Civil No. 3:10-CV-03079
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Currently before the Court is the Report and Recommendations (Doc. 17) filed on April 9,
2012 by the Honorable James R. Marschewski, Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the Western
District of Arkansas. Judge Marschewski recommends that Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney Fees
Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (“EAJA”), 28 U.S.C. § 2412, be GRANTED. The parties
have not filed objections to the Report and Recommendations, and the time to object has passed. See
28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
The Court finds that the Report and Recommendation is proper and should be and hereby is
ADOPTED IN ITS ENTIRETY. Accordingly, the Court finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award
of attorney’s fees under the EAJA in the amount of $1,866.85. This award represents 7.5 attorney
hours at an hourly rate of $155.00, 9.1 paralegal hours at an hourly rate of $75.00, and $21.85 in
postage expenses. 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 Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 9th day of May, 2012.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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