politics


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


A Microcosm of the Congressional Dysfunction Created by Industry Lobbyists – Two Letters to the CFPB 1

Last year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to finally get around to regulating sketchy car dealers and other non-bank arrangers of consumer financing. Why?  Because as everyone who deals with auto dealers and their financing partners knows, car dealers very often conceal important facts from the people they deal […]