A claim for unjust enrichment generally requires showing that a person conferred a benefit on another person, the other person retained the benefit, and the other person’s retention of the benefit is unjust. A claim for unjust enrichment may arise in situations where a breach of contract claim would fail due to the absence of a valid contract.
A person establishing a claim for unjust enrichment may recover damages for the amount of the unjust enrichment.
A claim for unjust enrichment generally must be brought within three years of the date on which the claim accrues.
[Sources: Boyd v. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, 164 A.3d 72, 80 (D.C. 2017) (limitations period); Falconi-Sachs v. LPF Senate Square, LLC, 142 A.3d 550, 556 (D.C. 2016) (elements).]