Fields v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 15

JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees, adopting 14 Report and Recommendations, granting 11 Motion for Attorney Fees, and awarding Plaintiff's counsel $4,930.50 in attorney's fees under EAJA. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on December 19, 2011. (cap)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION TERESA LYNN FIELDS vs. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 4:10-cv-04043 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on November 8, 2011 by the Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. (Doc. 14). 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). The Court, being well and sufficiently advised in this matter, finds that the Report and Recommendation is proper and should be adopted in its entirety. Accordingly, the Court finds that counsel is entitled to compensation under the EAJA in the amount of $4,930.50. This award represents 28.50 attorney hours at an hourly rate of $173.00. 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 19th day of December, 2011. s/P. K. Holmes, III P.K. HOLMES, III UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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