United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, Southern Division
January 15, 2015
DEBRA L. POHOLSKI, Plaintiff,
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.
ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
ROBERT HOLMES BELL, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
On December 18, 2014, Magistrate Judge Phillip J. Green issued a Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) (ECF No. 34) recommending that Plaintiff’s attorney’s motions for attorney’s fees (ECF Nos. 27, 28) be granted and that he be awarded $1, 587.56, payable from Plaintiff’s award of past-due benefits, contingent upon the attorney filing a copy of his fee agreement with Plaintiff on or before December 31, 2014. The attorney filed his fee agreement with Plaintiff on December 19, 2014. (ECF No. 35.) No objections to the R&R have been filed, and the deadline for doing so has expired. The Court has reviewed the matter and concludes that the R&R correctly analyzes the issues and makes a sound recommendation. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge’s December 18, 2014, R&R (ECF No. 34) is APPROVED and ADOPTED as the opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s attorney’s motion and amended motion for attorney’s fees (ECF Nos. 27, 28) are GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court APPROVES payment from Plaintiff’s award of past-due benefits to Attorney James Rinck in the amount of $1, 587.56.