Context: Florida, a plaintiff contends that a financial decision made collectively by the board does not comply with specific bylaws calculations resulting in damages (not receiving proper monetary share). Attempts (formal motion in meeting and emails) to correct issue was voted down by the board. I do not expect the board to change its position based on the demand letter, however, I want to ensure that the demand letter is viewed positively by a judge or the like. If a letter can be crafted to tip the scales in changing the board's mind, any guidance is appreciated.
My questions have bullet points of what I understand, however, I seek the wisdom of the experience and lessons-learned with respect to the questions:
What are the goals of a demand letter?
- Request Specific & Actionable Remedies
- Persuade the reader (judge) to conclude ???
- Persuade the reader (board) to conclude ???
- Any other sensible goal?
If you have added a goal please advance to the question: Having established the goals, what strategies support an effective demand letter?
Example: "Communication Considerations" Demand letter goals:
- letter is organized
- letter is sent ASAP
- no inappropriate threats
Is there a good template that embodies goal-driven strategy? or is this held tightly by practitioners/
Finally, to what degree does a judge (or similar authority) expect the demand letter need to provide financial data and communications to support any demands, claims and assertions? Is it enough to reference the email dates and subjects, that was sent to all board members? Guidance (pointers to examples) to understand what degree of detail is appropriate within the context is appreciated by this newbie. This questions posed because data is voluminous and would delay the letter.