McVey v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER on Attorney Fees in the amount of $1,762.85. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on April 5, 2012. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MARK S. MCVEY
Civil No. 3:10-CV-03095
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on April 4, 2012 by the Honorable
Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. (Doc. 20).
Judge Bryant recommends that Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to
Justice Act (“EAJA”) (Doc. 15) be GRANTED. Defendant has not filed objections to the Report
and Recommendation, and the time to object has passed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Accordingly, this Court finds that Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under the EAJA in the
amount of $1,762.85. This award represents 5.65 hours of attorney time at an hourly rate of $155.00,
11.15 hours of paralegal time at an hourly rate of $75.00, and $50.85 in costs and expenses.1
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 5th day of April, 2012.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Judge Bryant set forth the basis for his calculation of the EAJA fee award in his Report and
Recommendation (Doc. 20), finding the total fee to be $1,759.10; however, the sum of 5.65 hours of
attorney time at an hourly rate of $155.00, plus 11.15 hours of paralegal time at an hourly rate of
$75.00, plus $50.85 in costs and expenses equals $1,762.85, not $1,759.10. Accordingly, the Court
orders an award of $1,762.85 but otherwise adopts in all other respects the reasoning and
recommendations contained in the Magistrate’s Report (Doc. 20).
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