Dunham v. Astrue
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER..GRANTING re: 18 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Expenses Pursuant to EAJA filed by Plaintiff Roger Dunham motion is GRANTED..IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant pay fees and expenses in the amount of $2,491.40, paid directly to plaintiffs attorney, Anthony W. Bartels.. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 4/10/13. (MRS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE,
Commissioner of Social Security,
Case No. 1:12cv21 SNLJ(LMB)
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees (#18).
Defendant has not filed a response.
This Court ordered (#17) that the report and recommendation of U.S. Magistrate Judge
Lewis M. Blanton (#16), filed January 11, 2013, be sustained, adopted and incorporated in the
order of January 31, 2013. Plaintiff now comes pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28
U.S.C. §2412 and requests that this Court award him attorney’s fees in the amount of $2,491.40
to be paid to plaintiff’s attorney, Anthony W. Bartels, for 11.90 hours of attorney work and 4.5
hours of paralegal work on this case. The defendant has not objected to payment of the award
under the EAJA directly to plaintiff’s counsel. This Court finds that there are no circumstances
in this case that would make an award under the EAJA unwarranted.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant pay fees and expenses in the amount of
$2,491.40, paid directly to plaintiff’s attorney, Anthony W. Bartels.
day of April, 2013.
STEPHEN N. LIMBAUGH, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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