Elbe v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 17

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS for 16 Report and Recommendations in toto, awards Plaintiffs attorney fees in the amount of $2,575.20 under EAJA 13 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by Adah Elbe. Signed by Honorable Robert T. Dawson on July 26, 2010. (dmc)

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E l b e v. Social Security Administration Commissioner D o c . 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HOT SPRINGS DIVISION ADAH ELBE v. Civil No. 09-6011 PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner Social Security Administration OR DER DEFENDANT N ow on this 26th day of July 2010, the Court has before it for consideration Plaintiff's request fo r attorney's fees and costs pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. 2412. No o b jection s were filed to the Report and Recommendation (doc. 16) filed by United States Magistrate Ju d ge James R. Marschewski on July 1, 2010. T h e Court has reviewed this case and finds that the Report and Recommendation (Doc. 16) sh o u ld be adopted in toto and hereby awards Plaintiff's attorney fees in the amount of $2,575.20 re p re sen tin g 14.80 hours of work at a rate of $174.00 per hour. Further, this award should be paid directly to Plaintiff's counsel. Ratliff v. Astrue, 540 F.3d 800, 802 (8 th Cir. 2008). T h is amount shall be paid in addition to, and not out of, any past-due benefits Plaintiff may be aw arded in the future. IT IS SO ORDERED. /s/ Robert T. Dawson HONORABLE ROBERT T. DAWSON U N IT E D STATES DISTRICT JUDGE AO72A (Rev. 8/82) Dockets.Justia.com

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