Lockwood v. Social Security
ORDER Adopting 26 Report and Recommendation for Granting 21 Motion for Attorney Fees, filed by Ricky A Lockwood. Signed by District Judge Sean F. Cox. (JMcC)
Case 2:18-cv-12589-SFC-PTM ECF No. 27, PageID.902 Filed 11/17/21 Page 1 of 2
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Ricky A. Lockwood,
Civil Case No. 18-12589
Commissioner of Social Security,
Sean F. Cox
United States District Court Judge
10/27/21 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
AND AWARDING ATTORNEY FEES
On August 5, 2021, Plaintiff’s Counsel, Matthew F. Taylor, on behalf of the Law Firm of
Freid, Gallagher, Taylor & Associates, P.C., filed a “Motion For Approval Of Social Security
Fees.” (ECF No. 21). That motion was referred to Magistrate Judge Patricia T. Morris. After
full briefing by the parties, on October 27, 2021, the magistrate judge issued a “Report and
Recommendation on Petitioner’s Motion for Attorney Fees” (ECF No. 26) wherein she
recommends that “the motion for attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. § 406(b) be GRANTED, and that
attorney fees be awarded to Plaintiff’s attorney in the amount of $5,500.00.” (R&R at 14).
Pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b), a party objecting to the recommended disposition of a
matter by a Magistrate Judge must filed objections to the R&R within fourteen (14) days after
being served with a copy of the R&R. “The district judge to whom the case is assigned shall
make a de novo determination upon the record, or after additional evidence, of any portion of the
magistrate judge’s disposition to which specific written objection has been made.” Id.
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The time for filing objections to the R&R has expired and the docket reflects that neither
party has filed objections to the R&R. The Court hereby ADOPTS the October 27, 2021 R&R.
IT IS ORDERED that the pending motion is GRANTED and Plaintiff’s Counsel,
Matthew F. Taylor, on behalf of the Law Firm of Freid, Gallagher, Taylor & Associates, P.C., is
awarded attorney fees in the amount of $5,500.00.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/Sean F. Cox
Sean F. Cox
United States District Judge
Dated: November 17, 2021
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