Johnson v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER granting 13 Motion for Attorney Fees; adopting 16 Report and Recommendations. Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under the EAJA in the amount of $4,482.00. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on February 27, 2014. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CHARLES LEWIS JOHNSON
Civil No. 4:12-cv-4147
Commissioner, Social Security Administration
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed on February 6, 2014 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 Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under the EAJA in
the amount of $4,482.00. This award represents 24.90 attorney hours at an hourly rate of
$180.00. 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 27th day of February, 2014.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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