United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville
March 12, 2015
BRIAN EDWARD DESKINS, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
THOMAS A. VARLAN, CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
This civil matter is before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) entered by United States Magistrate Judge H. Bruce Guyton on February 19, 2015 [Doc. 23]. In the R&R, Magistrate Judge Guyton recommends that the Court grant plaintiff’s Application for Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) [Doc. 21], and award plaintiff $4, 617.00 for attorneys’ fees and $419.08 for costs and expenses that he incurred in litigating this case. Neither party has objected to the R&R.
Upon de novo review, the Court is in agreement with Magistrate Judge Guyton’s recommendations, which the Court adopts and incorporates into its ruling. Accordingly, the Court ACCEPTS IN WHOLE the R&R [Doc. 23]. Plaintiff’s Application for Attorney Fees Under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) [Doc. 21] is GRANTED. In accordance with defendant’s request that the Court specify the amount of costs and expenses separately for accounting purposes [Doc. 22], it is ORDERED that attorneys’ fees in the amount of $4, 617.00, costs in the amount of $400.00, and expenses in the amount of $19.08 be payable to plaintiff under the Equal Access to Justice Act. 28 U.S.C. § 2412.
IT IS SO ORDERED.