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Simmons Media Group, LLC v. Waykar, LLC2014 UT App 145 (June 26, 2014) 

Jun 26, 2014

After affirming the district court’s judgments in the plaintiff’s favor in all respects, the Utah Court of Appeals considered the plaintiff’s request for reasonable attorney fees under rule 24 of the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure. The court awarded fees to the plaintiff, holding that the defendants’ appellate brief failed in several respects to meet rule 24’s requirement that briefs be “presented with accuracy” and “free from burdensome . . . matters.” Id. ¶ 48 (citation and internal quotation marks omitted). These violations “placed a tremendous burden of factual and legal research” on the plaintiff, entitling it to reasonable attorney fees. Id. (citation and internal quotation marks omitted).