Taylor v. Social Security Administration Commissioner
ORDER adopting 31 Report and Recommendations IN ITS ENTIRETY; GRANTING 28 Motion for Attorney Fees in the total amount of $7,398.00. 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 (See Order for Specifics). Signed by Honorable Timothy L. Brooks on November 14, 2023. (lgd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 5:22-CV-5139
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Currently before the Court is the Report and Recommendation (Doc. 31) of United
States Magistrate Judge Christy Comstock, dated October 30, 2023, regarding the Motion
for Attorney’s Fees (Doc. 28) filed by Plaintiff’s counsel. More than fourteen (14) days
have passed since the parties’ receipt of the Report and Recommendation, and no
objections were filed.
IT IS ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation is ADOPTED IN ITS
ENTIRETY. The Plaintiff’s Motion (Doc. 28) is GRANTED, and the Court hereby orders
that Plaintiff is entitled to compensation under the EAJA for attorney’s fees in the total
amount of $6,996.00 and costs/filing fees in the amount of $402.00, for a total award
of $7,398.00. This amount should be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past due
benefits which Plaintiff may be awarded in the future.
IT IS SO ORDERED on this 14th day of November, 2023.
/s/ Timothy L. Brooks
TIMOTHY L. BROOKS
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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