Book Account – Attorneys Fees

A successful party in an action on a book account may recover attorney fees limited to the lesser of $800 for book accounts maintained for consumer purposes, $1000 for commercial book accounts, or 25% of the principal obligations. In any event the fees awared must be the lesser of the amounts allowed under Section 1717.5(b), the amount of any default attorney fee schedule dopted by the court, or an amount otherwise provided by the court.

The amount collected for attorneys fee also cannot be split with the client. So it should not be considered as part of their recovery.