Fraud


Alabama Legislature Working Hard to Protect Scammers, Pyramid Schemes, and False Advertisers – Alabama Consumer Rights Lawyer Judson E. Crump 1

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. […]


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 1

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 […]


Scalia’s Last Betrayal: AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion – Brokenhearted Catholic Lawyer Judson E. Crump 1

January 18, 1995: JUSTICE THOMAS, with whom JUSTICE SCALIA joins, dissenting. I disagree with the majority at the threshold of this case, and so I do not reach the question that it decides. In my view, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not apply in state courts. I respectfully dissent. […]


Congress Can’t Do Anything, But They Still Find Time to Protect Big Banks – Alabama Consumer Finance Attorney Judson E. Crump

The U.S. House of Representatives Recently Passed a Bill to Help Large Financial Institutions Get Away with Ripping Off Their Customers. It’s called the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act,” and its current bill number is H.R.5485.  Why does it matter?  A little backstory is needed.  Back in 2009, before people had […]


“Certified” Used Cars Can Still be a Scam – Alabama Consumer Fraud Lawyer Judson E. Crump

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Programs Sometimes Cover Past Wrecks.  Beware of Trusting the “Certified” Label.

When you’re looking to purchase a car, all you want is a reliable, comfortable car that you can afford.  If you either cannot or will not spend the money to buy a brand new vehicle, then a used car is your only choice.  Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles can be a decent option, if you’re dealing with a manufacturer who stands behind their certification and do your diligence ahead of time.

But many times, the certified label is nothing more than a fancy sticker used to raise the price of the car.  Some manufacturers have even been known to repaint wrecked cars and then push them through their “certified” process.  Or more commonly, allow dishonest dealer sales personnel to conduct the “certification” and simply rubber stamp the dealer’s certification.

If you paid certified-car money for a vehicle that was previously wrecked or used as a daily rent-a-car, you should talk to your lawyer about your options for getting your money back.

If you live in Alabama and would like a free consultation regarding your rights with certified pre-owned vehicles, call us at 251.272.9148 today.


This Is Why People Think Lawyers are Full of Crap

I love my job.  Sure, I don’t get the huge payouts of the personal injury lawyers, or the television snippets of the criminal defense bar, or the posh offices and guaranteed salary of the corporate lawyers.  But I get something a lot of lawyers don’t: I get to ask for […]


What is Fraud? – Alabama Consumer Fraud Attorney Judson E. Crump

Fraud. noun | \frȯd\ An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right.  A false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false […]