Simpson v. Simpson, No. COA09‑1131 (North Carolina Court of Appeals, January 18, 2011): Trial court considering mother’s request for attorney’s fees in child custody modification action could take judicial notice of the customary rates of local attorneys when considering the reasonableness of the hourly rate charged by mother’s counsel.
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