Durtche v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 32

ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 31 ; granting in part and denying in part Plaintiff's motion for attorney fees 29 ; signed by Judge Robert Holmes Bell (Judge Robert Holmes Bell, kcb)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION LAURA DURTCHE, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 1:12-CV-1181 HON. ROBERT HOLMES BELL COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. ____________________________________/ ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION On February 27, 2015, Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody issued a Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) (ECF No. 31) recommending that Plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d)(1)(A), be granted in part and denied in part. No objections have been filed, and the deadline for doing so has expired. The Court has reviewed the matter and concludes that the R&R correctly analyzes the issues and makes a sound recommendation. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge’s February 27, 2015, R&R (ECF No. 31) is APPROVED and ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney Fees (ECF No. 29) is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant remit two thousand, nine hundred eighty-two dollars and fifty cents ($2,982.50) in fees and that such be paid directly to Plaintiff. Dated: March 17, 2015 /s/ Robert Holmes Bell ROBERT HOLMES BELL UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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