Tortious Interference with Business Relations
A claim for tortious interference with business relations generally requires showing the existence of a valid contractual or other business relationship, knowledge of and intentional interference with the relationship, and resulting damages. Such a claim may be based upon an existing relationship or, in some cases, a prospective relationship.
A victim of tortious interference may recover compensatory damages for pecuniary losses. Punitive damages may also be available in especially egregious cases.
A claim for tortious interference 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 § 25 (2014), and legal authorities cited therein.]