Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A claim for breach of fiduciary duty generally requires showing the existence of a fiduciary relationship, a breach of a duty arising from that relationship, and a resulting injury. A fiduciary relationship exists in many different circumstances, such as where there is an employer-employee relationship.
A victim of breach of fiduciary duty may recover compensatory damages for pecuniary losses. Punitive damages may also be available in especially egregious cases.
A claim for breach of fiduciary duty generally must be brought within three years of the date on which the claim accrues.
[Sources: Douglas C. Melcher, Tort Claims and Defenses in the District of Columbia § 26 (2014), and legal authorities cited therein.]