Taylor v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 32

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)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE DIVISION ROBERT TAYLOR V. PLAINTIFF CASE NO. 5:22-CV-5139 COMMISSIONER, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DEFENDANT ORDER 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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