Dixie State Bank v. Bracken

In Dixie State Bank v. Bracken, 764 P.2d 985, 991 (Utah 1998), the Court did not draw the narrow distinction between a reasonable fee award based upon the use of in-house or outside counsel, and we have yet to address this issue in other cases. Indeed, in Dixie the Court held that in computing a reasonable attorney fee, a district court should consider, among other things, whether the billing rate is consistent with the rate customarily charged in the locality for similar services and that it should consider any other circumstances which it deems necessary. See Dixie, 764 P.2d at 990.