Easter v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
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)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OR ARKANSAS
MARSHA A. EASTER
CIVIL NO. 12-5107
CAROLYN W. COLVIN,1 Commissioner
Social Security Administration
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. §
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
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.
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