consumer rights


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 […]


Vacating Default Judgments, Part II – Alabama Debtor’s Rights Attorney Judson E. Crump

Sometimes, Debt Collectors and Collection Lawyers File False or Bogus Service Returns to Get a Judgment Without Notifying You.  Here’s what to do about that. Last week, we discussed how to get a default judgment vacated if the Service Return showed that you were not served properly under the Alabama […]


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 […]


Can the Repo Man Do That? The Law on Repossessions. – Alabama Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump 31

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 […]


There’s a New HomeGoods in Mobile! Before you go shopping there, Learn the Truth About their Pricing – Alabama Consumer Protection Attorney Judson E. Crump

HomeGoods advertises its ability to offer “department store” brands at way less than department store savings.  Maybe sometimes they do.  But when you go shopping there looking for a discount, don’t just take their word for it. On July 23, 2015, a federal class action lawsuit was filed against HomeGoods, […]


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 […]