Price v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 22 . Signed by Chief Judge J. Daniel Breen on 1/25/2017. (Breen, J.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
WILLIE JANE PRICE,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
On September 22, 2016, this Court entered an order reversing the decision of the
Commissioner and remanding for reconsideration. (Docket Entry (“D.E.”) 17.) On October 26,
2016, Plaintiff’s attorney filed a motion for attorney’s fees pursuant to the Equal Access to
Justice Act (“EAJA”). (D.E. 19.) Defendant filed a response, requesting a reduction in the
amount of fees for several clerical tasks that it asserted were not compensable under the EAJA.
(D.E. 20.) In a report and recommendation entered on December 29, 2016, United States
Magistrate Judge Charmiane G. Claxton recommended that 1.25 hours be deducted for clerical
tasks, reducing the amount of hours worked to 13.30, for a total fee of $2,234.40. (D.E. 22.)
The magistrate judge further found that Plaintiff had executed a valid waiver and assignment of
EAJA fees and costs and recommended that the fee be made payable to Plaintiff’s attorney. (Id.)
No objections to the report and recommendation have been filed, and the deadline for doing so
has passed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Upon careful review of the report and recommendation, the Court finds the
recommendation is correct in all respects. Accordingly, the report and recommendation is
ADOPTED as the order of the Court. The $2,234.40 fee shall be made payable to Plaintiff’s
IT IS SO ORDERED this 25th day of January 2017.
s/ J. DANIEL BREEN
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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