Easter v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 19

JUDGMENT on Attorney Fees in favor of Marsha A. Easter against Social Security Administration Commissioner in the amount of $3,948.90 attorney fees. 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 October 31, 2013. (adw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OR ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION MARSHA A. EASTER v. PLAINTIFF CIVIL NO. 12-5107 CAROLYN W. COLVIN,1 Commissioner Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER On this 31st day of October, 2013, 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. The Court has carefully reviewed the Magistrate Judge’s Report And Recommendation (document #80), finds it sound in all respects, and concludes that it should be adopted in toto. For reasons set forth in the Report And Recommendation, the Court hereby awards Plaintiff attorney’s fees in the amount of $3,948.90, representing 19.60 attorney hours of work at a rate of $180.00 per hour for worked performed in 2012, and 2.30 attorney hours of work at a rate of $183.00 per hour for worked performed in 2013. 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________ JIMM LARRY HENDREN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 1 Carolyn W. Colvin, has been appointed to serve as acting Commissioner of Social Security, and is substituted as Defendant, pursuant to Rule 25(d)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. AO72A (Rev. 8/82)

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