Consumer Rights


Alabama Legislature Working Hard to Protect Scammers, Pyramid Schemes, and False Advertisers – Alabama Consumer Rights Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Pyramid Schemes.  False Advertising.  Deceptive Sales Scams.  This behavior has been officially protected by the Alabama Legislature. In March of 2016, Mr. Phillip “Phil” Williams, an Alabama state Senator from Huntsville, offered a huge favor to fraudulent businesses: he proposed SB270.  This was a law that amended the Alabama Deceptive […]


Fine Print Explained: Car Sale Contracts, Part 2 – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

Deciphering Car Sale Contracts, Continued. If you haven’t read the first part of this article, you should read it here. Today we look at all that fine print on the back side of your car sale contract, and figure out what it all means.   XI.  Finance Charge and Payments. […]


Alabama Legislature Proposes to Help Credit Card Companies Sue their Customers – Alabama Debtor’s Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

The Credit Industry Lobby has Succeeded in Convincing the Alabama Legislature to Make it Easier to Sue Customers. Once again, a big business lobby has convinced some of the fools in Montgomery to propose a bill that would help the huge-money finance industry at the expense of ordinary working people. […]


Virginia College = Scum – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

Thinking About Enrolling at Virginia College? DON’T! Usually I’m pretty upbeat about my law practice.  I get to represent real people with real world problems.  I don’t have billing hour requirements.  My clients are always very grateful for my work.  I set my own hours and take or turn down […]


Alabama Supreme Court Continues to Harm Working People for the Benefit of Wealthy Corporations – Alabama Consumer Rights Advocate Judson E. Crump

The Alabama Supreme Court Hates Working People and Loves Big Corporations.  Here’s Yet Another Example. On June 26, 2015, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida v. Gladys Tellis.  Now, for those of us who have been living for a while […]


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 Reverse a Default Judgment, Part III – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E. Crump

How to Get the Court to Undo a Default Judgment for Fraud on the Court. If you were served with the lawsuit, there is still one other way to get a default judgment vacated: fraud on the Court.  This is not very common, and it is not easy, either.  But […]


A New Scam: “Debt Validation Services!” – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump 1

There’s a new scam in town!  It’s called “Debt Validation.” While the life of a consumer protection lawyer can be riveting, it isn’t every day that you see the birth of an entirely new scion of the American scam industry.  Well, today was my lucky day.  I got a call from […]


Why you never keep your car sale paperwork in your car. – Alabama Consumer Rights Lawyer Judson E. Crump

At 8:59 A.M., my office phone rings.  A frantic woman answers: “My car just got repossessed.” As she proceeds to tell me her story, it becomes clear that this isn’t a garden variety repossession.  Most repossessions, I confess, are totally legal.  A car was bought on an installment contract; payments […]