A claim for negligent misrepresentation generally requires showing that a person made a false statement or omitted a material fact in breach of a duty owed to another person, and that other person relied on the false statement or omission to his or her detriment. A duty may exist, for example, where a person knows or should know that the other person may suffer a personal injury as a result of a false statement. A duty may also exist in the context of certain business relations.
A claim for negligent misrepresentation 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 § 24 (2014), and legal authorities cited therein.]