An action for accounting is an equitable action seeking to determine the amount owed to the parties of an action when damages are uncertain. “An accounting is an equitable proceeding which is proper where there is an unliquidated and unascertained amount owing that cannot be determined without an examination of the debits and credits on the books to determine what is due and owing.” (Prakashpalan v. Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack (2014) 223 Cal.App.4th 1105, 1136-1137, 167 Cal.Rptr.3d 382.) Therefore, when asserting an accounting action, equitable principles apply.
In order to prevail on an accounting claim, a party must prove the existence of a relationship and that an uncertain balance is owed to the plaintiff, which requires an accounting. At the Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are more than familiar with accounting actions.