Bowdidge v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 27

ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 26 ; granting in part motions for attorneys' fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act 22 , 25 ; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, rmw)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION OWEN PAUL BOWDIDGE, Plaintiff, Case No. 1:16-cv-772 v. HON. JANET T. NEFF COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant. ________________________________/ ORDER APPROVING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION This is a civil action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Plaintiff filed a Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (ECF No. 22) and Supplemental Motion (ECF No. 25). The matters were referred to the Magistrate Judge, who issued a Report and Recommendation on May 2, 2017, recommending that this Court grant in part the motions. The Report and Recommendation was duly served on the parties. No objections have been filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C). Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge (ECF No. 26) is APPROVED and ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Motions for Attorneys’ Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (ECF Nos. 22, 25) are GRANTED IN PART for the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendant shall pay Plaintiff attorney fees in the amount of five thousand, eight hundred sixty-six dollars ($5,866.00). Dated: May 17, 2017 /s/ Janet T. Neff JANET T. NEFF United States District Judge

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