Monthly Archives: September 2015


My “Clean Diesel” is apparently Dirty as Hell. What should I do? – Alabama Automobile Fraud Attorney Judson E. Crump 2

Are you one of the approximately 482,000 VW Diesel owners in the USA with a car that was rigged to cheat its way through emissions tests?  If so, here are some things to consider before you start freaking out:   You can still drive the car.The “defeat device” that lurks in […]


VW Emission Deception: What you can do about it. – Alabama Fraud Lawyer Judson E. Crump 2

If you’ve been watching the news, you may have heard about the massive fraud that Volkswagen has perpetrated on its customers.  For several years now, they have been marketing their “clean diesel” cars as being, well, clean burning, low-pollution vehicles. They even had scientific proof: emissions tests showed that the […]


Can the Repo Man Do That? The Law on Repossessions. – Alabama Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump 35

About a million cars are repossessed each year in the United States.  Many of these are illegal, though most debtors (and a lot of repo agencies) don’t know it.  So just what makes a repossession illegal? Breach of the Peace. A secured creditor can only repossess their collateral if they […]


See A Credit Card Charge That You Don’t Recognize? How to Deal with It. – Alabama Consumer Credit Lawyer Judson E. Crump

You should review your credit card statement every month.  If you see charges that you do not recognize, here is what to do. Identity theft is becoming more common than ever.  It seems that every few weeks, another massive security breach is revealed on the news.  And identity theft can […]


Harassing Communications in Alabama – Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump

So you’re getting phone calls that are bogus and offensive.  Are they legally “Harassing Communications?” Like many states, Alabama has a criminal statute that bans certain types of harassing communications.  The statute says this: Ala. Code Sec. 13A-11-8(b) A person commits the crime of harassing communications if, with intent to […]


There’s a New HomeGoods in Mobile! Before you go shopping there, Learn the Truth About their Pricing – Alabama Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump

HomeGoods advertises its ability to offer “department store” brands at way less than department store savings.  Maybe sometimes they do.  But when you go shopping there looking for a discount, don’t just take their word for it. On July 23, 2015, a federal class action lawsuit was filed against HomeGoods, […]