Routh v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 18

ORDER ADOPTING 17 Report and Recommendations and granting 12 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by Terri J. Routh in the amount of $1,396.85. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on February 20, 2013. (jas)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HARRISON DIVISION TERRI J. ROUTH v. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 11-3067 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations (Doc. #17) from United States Magistrate Judge Barry A. Bryant. There have been no objections. After careful review, the Court concludes that the findings and recommendations should be, and hereby are, approved and adopted as this Court’s findings in all respects in their entirety. Accordingly, the Court ORDERS that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney Fees (Doc. # 12) be GRANTED and finds that Plaintiff is entitled to an award under the EAJA in the total amount of $1,396.85. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which Plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Pursuant to Astrue v. Ratliff, 130 S. Ct. 2521, 2528 (2010), the EAJA award should be made payable to Plaintiff, but may be mailed to Plaintiff’s counsel. IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of February, 2013. /s/P. K. Holmes, III P.K. HOLMES, III CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE -1-

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