581. To whom threats may be addressed.

581.     To whom threats may be addressed.

A threat may be either addressed to the claimant1, or to his customers2, or to manufacturers3, or may be simply published to the world in general4. It may be contained in a solicitor's letter5, or in a statement without prejudice6, or in an answer to inquiries7. An ordinary solicitor's letter before action will usually constitute a threat, but, if a claim form follows within a reasonable time8 and the recipient does not comply with the demands