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It isn't illegal as in against a law but it is an error without a doubt and against their policies.
There are a couple of problems with suing them based on this. While a lawsuit is possible in order to be effective you must have damages caused by their actions.
Damages like what?
I'm not saying you don't have damages, just that there are none set out in your facts and you would have to establish what the damages were. In addition, it is going to be hard to find an attorney to take the case because of the damages issue.
I don;t know what kind of damages you could have had based on your facts.
If, for instance, they gave him a package with something valuable in it and he sold it or broke it then that would be a damage.
knowing that my neighbor knows my buisness
okay what about a check that my school sent me and my neigbor got it ?
Emotional distress can be a type of damages.
If you are unable to recover the money then that would be an element of damages as well.
Good because I am emotionally upset that my neighbor has my mail
The first thing to do is report the issue to the proper section of the Post Office. Let me find that info for you.
It is the Office of the Inspector General and you can make your report at http://www.uspsoig.gov/general/general-contact-information
would you represent me ?
After that you can start looking for an attorney.
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Is there anything else I can answer for you?
yeah that website does not give my a form to fill out
No, it gives you the contact telephone numbers at the bottom.
oh okay Thank You
Also, there is a hotline number at http://www.uspsoig.gov/hotline
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