If Corporations Were People


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. […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


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 False Advertising? – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyer Judson E. Crump 3

“False Advertising” happens all the time.  What Can You Do About It? Scenario 1: You open the mailbox.  Tucked in with all the junk mail you see a great offer: a discount on something you’ve been wanting for months, available only for a limited time.  You go to the store to buy […]


Don’t sign a waiver when you retrieve your belongings from a repossessed automobile. – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E Crump

If you have had a vehicle repossessed recently and the repo man or towing company refuses to let you access your vehicle, they have to give you your property back.  This means they must either mail it to you or give you a chance to come and get it.  But […]