Jones v. Social Security Commissioner

Filing 16

JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees in favor of Susan L. Jones against Social Security Adminsitration Commissioner. Signed by Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren on April 7, 2010. (tg)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION SUSAN L. JONES PLAINTIFF v. CIVIL NO. 08-5218 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner Social Security Administration ORDER DEFENDANT On this 7th day of April, 2010, the court has before it for consideration Plaintiff's request for attorney's fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. 2412. For reasons set forth in the report and recommendation filed by the Honorable Erin L. Setser, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, on March 17, 2010, the Court finds that the Magistrate's recommendations should be adopted in toto and hereby awards Plaintiff's attorney fees in the amount of $2,789.29 representing 18.17 hours of work at a rate of $152.00 per hour and $27.45 in expenses. Further, this award should be paid directly to Plaintiff's counsel. Ratliff v. Astrue, 540 F.3d 800, 802 (8th Cir. 2008). This amount shall be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past-due benefits Plaintiff may be awarded in the future. IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/Jimm Larry Hendren HON. JIMM LARRY HENDREN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE AO72A (Rev. 8/82)

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