Hancock v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 21

ORDER granting 19 Motion for Attorney Fees; adopting Report and Recommendation 20 ; awarding plaintiff a total sumof $3,120.00. Signed by Judge Sandra S. Beckwith on 12/21/16. (mb)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO WESTERN DIVISION Brian Hancock, Plaintiff v. Case No. 1:15-cv-198 Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant ORDER This matter is before the Court on the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation filed December 1, 2016 (Doc. 20). Proper notice has been given to the parties under 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), including notice that the parties would waive further appeal if they failed to file objections to the Report and Recommendation in a timely manner. See United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947 (6th Cir. 1981). As of the date of this Order, no objections to the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation have been filed. Having reviewed this matter de novo pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636, we find the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation correct. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge is hereby ADOPTED. Plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees under the Equal Access for Justice Act is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded a total sum of $3,120.00, representing an attorney fee that reflects a reasonable number of hours (16) at a reasonably hourly rate ($170.00), plus $400.00 in reimbursement of the filing fee. Date: December 21, 2016 s/Sandra S. Beckwith Sandra S. Beckwith, Senior Judge United States District Court

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