Foster v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 16 Report and Recommendations, and granting 13 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by Jerry Wayne Foster. Attorney Fees in the amount of $3,454.34 awarded to Plaintiff pursuant to EAJA. Signed by Honorable Harry F. Barnes on June 28, 2011. (cap)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JERRY WAYNE FOSTER
Civil No. 4:10-cv-04010
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on June 6, 2011 by the Honorable
Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. ECF No. 16.
Judge Bryant recommends that Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney Fees Under 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 in the
amount of $3,454.34. This award represents 17.50 hours at the hourly rate of $173.96 and 2.20
hours at the hourly rate of $176.00 in addition to $22.84 in costs and expenses. This amount should
be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which Plaintiff may be awarded in the
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 28th day of June, 2011.
/s/ Harry F. Barnes
Hon. Harry F. Barnes
United States District Judge
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