Landers v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER adopting 15 Report and Recommendations and awarding Attorney Fees in favor of Tommy Lee Landers against Social Security Administration Commissioner in the amount of $3,725.05 with court costs in the amount of $28.55. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due benefits which plaintiff may be awarded in the future. Signed by Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren on September 21, 2012. (adw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
TOMMY LEE LANDERS
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of the Social Security Administration
On this 21st day of September, 2012, 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 August 20, 2012,
the Court finds that the Magistrate's recommendations should be adopted in toto and hereby
awards Plaintiff's attorney fees in the amount of $$3,725.05, representing 23.15 attorney hours
at an hourly rate of $152.00 for work performed in 2010, 2011, and 2012; 2.75 paralegal hours
at an hourly rate of $75.00 for work performed in 2010, 2011, and 2012, plus postage expenses
of $28.55. 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_______
JIMM LARRY HENDREN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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