McWilliams v. Social Security Administration

Filing 15

JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees in favor of Cindy McWilliams against Social Security Administration in the amount of $2,725.36, and ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Signed by Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren on July 20, 2010. (jas)

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McWilliams v. Social Security Administration Doc. 15 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION CINDY McWILLIAMS v. Civil No. 08-5239 PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security DEFENDANT ORDER Now on this 20th day of July, 2010, comes on for consideration the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (document #14) to which no objections have been made. The Court, having carefully reviewed said Report and Recommendation, finds that it is sound in all respects, and that it should be adopted in toto. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation is adopted in toto. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, for the reasons stated in the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, the Court finds that Plaintiff's Request for EAJA Attorney Fees and Costs Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (document #11) should be, and it hereby is, granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff's counsel should be awarded compensation under the EAJA for: 15.56 hours (23.15 hours minus 7.59 hours) at a rate of $172.50 per hour, for a total attorney's fee award of $2,684.10, plus costs of $41.26, for a total award of $2,725.36. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which Plaintiff may be awarded in the future. IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/Jimm Larry Hendren HON. JIMM LARRY HENDREN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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