Collectors


Hired Ferry & Nicholas? Consider Getting a Refund – Alabama Debtor’s Rights Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Ferry & Nicholas Sends Advertisement Letters to Debtors in Alabama.  I believe they may be sending false advertisements. If you have been sued by a debt collector or credit card company in Alabama, you’ve probably received a letter from a company called Ferry & Nicholas.  They claim to be “professional […]


How to Vacate a Default Judgment – Alabama Consumer Defense Attorney Judson E. Crump

Once a judgment is entered against you, the law presumes that it is valid, and there are only a few ways to undo the judgment.  Here’s how. First, know that judgments are always presumed valid once entered, and the law generally favors finality of judgments.  This means that if you […]


$6,000 Midland Funding Collection Lawsuit Defeated – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

Midland Funding, LLC sued my client over an alleged balance due on a Target Credit Card.  We went to trial and won. Like a lot of Americans, my client had suffered some financial setbacks that caused her to fall behind on some of her bills.  When she was unable to […]


2 Debt Collectors Defeated in Court: Midland Funding and Atlantic Credit & Finance – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump

We went to Court on Two Collection Suits in June.  We won both. One of our clients was sued by Atlantic Credit and Finance Special Finance Unit, LLC.  Isn’t that a ridiculous name for a business?  I suppose they have to keep creating corporate entities to keep things complicated.  These […]


What Makes a Debt Collection Call Illegal? – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E. Crump 1

Are You Getting Harassing Telephone Calls From Debt Collectors?  They Might Be Illegal! Sure, a bona fide creditor has a right to ask you for payment, but when do good faith collection efforts end and illegal harassment begin? There are basically two ways that a phone call can be illegal: The […]


Who is Convergence Receivables? – Alabama Consumer Credit Lawyer Judson E. Crump 1

Have you received a lawsuit summons from Convergence Receivables, LC?  Who are they?  What do they want?

 

Hey folks.  I am Judson Crump, an Alabama consumer protection lawyer.  One of my specialties is defending people who have been sued by companies they’ve never heard of.  One such company is Convergence Receivables, LC.

Convergence Receivables, LC is a debt buyer.  This means that they purchase old charged off accounts from banks, credit card companies, auto finance companies, or other creditors, and then try to collect them.  Sometimes, you may never get a phone call, letter, or any contact whatsoever from a debt buyer, then WHAM!  You get a lawsuit demanding thousands of dollars.

To make things worse, a lot of times, debt buyer lawsuits don’t even bother to explain why they think you owe them so much money.  They just hope that you don’t answer the complaint and they can get a default judgment and try to garnish your wages or bank account.  Or scare you into paying them.

The most important thing to remember about debt buyer lawsuits is that even if you really did owe money to someone in the past, that doesn’t automatically mean that any collector who comes along can get it from you.  Here’s why:

Imagine if you borrowed $100 from your friend, Will.  You admit that you owe Will $100, but you can’t pay him right now because work is slow and you have 3 kids.

One day, as you are walking into work, a guy named Bubba comes up to you and says “Give me $100.”  What would you say?

“Hell no, I’m not giving you $100.”

“You owe Will $100 and I paid Will $5 for your debt.  So give me $100.”

“I want some proof.”

Well, that’s the problem.  Anyone claiming to sue on behalf of another must prove not just that the money was owed, but that they have the right to the money.

So if you get sued by Convergence Receivables, LC, or some other debt buyer, you don’t have to file bankruptcy, and you may have a good chance at beating them in court and saving thousands.

The key is to call a lawyer with experience fighting these sorts of cases.  I’ve beaten dozens of collection lawsuits.

If you live in Alabama and are facing a lawsuit or abusive collection tactics by Convergence Receivables, then call me at 251.272.9148.


$30,000 Student Loan Collection Suit Defeated at Trial – Alabama Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump

One of our clients was sued by a debt collector for a $31,000 student loan.  We beat them at trial. Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC, a purchaser of uncollected accounts, sued my client for an alleged student loan debt.  They alleged that my client had obtained a student loan years before, and […]


Dealer Didn’t Pay Off Your Trade-In? What To Do About It – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump

“My Trade-In Vehicle wasn’t paid off by the Dealer.  Now it’s still on my credit report as past due.  What can I do?” Believe it or not, this question comes up fairly often.  You go car shopping, and you find a car you like, negotiate a value for your trade-in […]


Trial Victory: JH Portfolio Debt Equities’ $9000 Credit Card Lawsuit – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump

My client, Mr. Roberts, had been sued by JH Portfolio Debt Equities for an alleged credit card bill that had gone unpaid. Mr. Roberts had never heard of these people and hadn’t even obtained a credit card from Bank of America – the people they claimed to be collecting for. […]