Humphries v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 14

JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees in favor of Paula Humphries against Social Security Administration Commissioner in the amount of $1,965.00. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Further, any EAJA award by this Court should be made payable to plaintiff and not counsel. Signed by Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren on May 23, 2012. (adw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION PAULA HUMPHRIES on behalf of E.H. V. PLAINTIFF NO. 10-5115 MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER On this 23rd day of May, 2012, comes on for consideration United States Magistrate Judge Erin L. Setser’s Report and Recommendation dated March 23, 2012, regarding the request for attorney’s fees filed by plaintiff’s counsel. For the reasons set forth in the Report and Recommendation, the Court hereby orders that plaintiff’s counsel is entitled to compensation under the EAJA for 13.1 hours at an hourly rate of $150.00 for work performed in 2010, 2011, and 2012, for a total attorney’s fee award of $1,965.00. 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 the Plaintiff. IT IS SO ORDERED. __/s/ Jimm Larry Hendren_______ JIMM LARRY HENDREN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE AO72A (Rev. 8/82)

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