Kinsel v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Filing 23

ORDER ADOPTING MEMORANDUM AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: granting 20 MOTION for Attorney Fees, adopting 22 Memorandum and Recommendations.(Signed by Judge Janis Graham Jack) Parties notified.(lcayce, )

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Kinsel v. Astrue Doc. 23 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION MARGARET KINSEL, Plaintiff, VS. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Defendant. CIVIL ACTION NO. C-09-134 ORDER ADOPTING MEMORANDUM AND RECOMMENDATION ON PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES On July 22, 2010, United States Magistrate Judge Brian L. Owsley signed a Memorandum and Recommendation recommending that the Court find that 27.00 billable hours expended on this case by plaintiff's counsel were reasonable and necessary; that plaintiff is entitled to reimbursement of costs and expenses; that plaintiff's motion for attorney fees, costs, and expenses be granted, and that plaintiff be awarded $4,574.90 in attorney fees and $384.66 in costs and expenses. Seeing no objection to this recommendation by either party and having now reviewed the recommendation, this Court hereby adopts as its own the Memorandum and Recommendation as the decision of the Court. The Court finds that 27.00 billable hours expended on this case by plaintiff's counsel were reasonable and necessary and that plaintiff is entitled to reimbursement of costs and expenses. Accordingly, it is ORDERED that plaintiff's motion for attorney fees, costs, and expenses is granted and plaintiff is awarded $4,574.90 in attorney fees and $384.66 in costs and expenses. 1/2 Dockets.Justia.com SIGNED and ORDERED this 6th day of August, 2010. ___________________________________ Janis Graham Jack United States District Judge 2/2

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