Turner v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees in favor of Rose M. Turner in the amount of $2,467.50 against Social Security Administration Commissioner. Signed by Honorable Harry F. Barnes on November 21, 2008. (jn)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION
ROSE M. TURNER vs. CASE NO. 07-CV-4058
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE Commissioner, Social Security Administration ORDER
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on October 31, 2008 by the Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. (Doc. No. 14). Judge Bryant recommends that Plaintiff's Motion for Allowance of Attorney's Fee Pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA") 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 counsel is entitled to compensation under the EAJA for 16.45 hours for attorney fees at the rate of $150.00 per hour for a total attorney fee award of $2,467.50. 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 21st day of November, 2008.
/s/Harry F. Barnes Hon. Harry F. Barnes United States District Judge
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