Philosophy


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Caselaw Flashback: The Tattoo Parlor Slander Case – Alabama Consumer Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

Tanner v. Ebbole – The Tattoo Parlor Slander Case I can’t open Facebook without seeing blatantly false political “news” and other alarmist garbage every time I scroll down my news feed. And I know that politics and the health benefits of essential oils and saran wrap aren’t the only thing people lie […]


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 […]


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 […]


FRB: Foreclosure Only Drops Your Credit Score By About 6 Points – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E Crump

A Foreclosure Does Not Hurt Your Credit Score Nearly as Much as You may Think. Have you ever heard someone tell you that a foreclosure will ruin your credit score?  From a TV Commercial?  A Realtor?  A Banker? They’re wrong. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland undertook a study to […]


The Lone Justice Ruling for the People: Scalia? – Alabama Consumer Credit Attorney Judson E. Crump

Koons Buick Pontiac GMC v. Nigh – 543 U.S. 50 (2004).  Proof that Judges aren’t just partisans. The U.S. Supreme Court now has 5 “Republicans” and 4 “Democrats.”  Since I get my knowledge of the world from the TV Channels or internet news sites that disagree with me the least, […]