Entries by Crystal Olsen

Consumers Speaking Out: Letter to the Editor Runs in The Tennessean

Check out the Letter to the Editor HERE. Over the Easter weekend, I sat down and watched the video from a Tennessee General Assembly committee meeting from last week where I submitted written testimony. The topic of the hearing was very important to me — something you don’t know about until you need it urgently […]

In Tennessee, Consumers Are Shut Out of Choice, Financial Options

From our press release: Games aren’t just being played in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena—a game of the strong verses the weak is being played just down the street, in the state capitol building. Big Insurance is using its influence and power to prevent consumers access to an important financial tool called legal funding. And in the end, […]

Insurance Predators Maintain Stronghold on Tennessee

Unlike the hockey games played in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, games played by the insurance industry in Tennessee are not fun to watch. Because what do special interests do when there is something they don’t like? They kill with overregulation. And, they get their friends to help them do it. In the end, consumers are the […]

Prominent Missouri Think Tank Questions Regulation Falsely Pitched as “Consumer Protection”

A prominent think tank out of Missouri, The Show-Me Institute, recently weighed in on legislation making its way through the Missouri legislature that would severely limit access to legal funding through overregulation. John Wright, a policy researcher for Show-Me, wrote that the legislation is  “pitched as consumer protection, or even tort reform, but it falls short on both accounts.” […]

Trending Across the Nation: Legal Funding is Not a Loan

From our latest press release: Last week, the Indiana legislature passed House Bill 1127, validating that consumer legal funding is not a loan—and shouldn’t be regulated like one. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Matt Lehman, would make Indiana the third UCCC state whose legislature has come to the same conclusion in recent years. “This part […]

Kanye West, Get That Money Like Legal Funding

Kanye West—the Chicago-raised hip-hop lyricist, rapper, producer, media-monopolizer, and social media instigator—is now claiming he’s $53 million in debt and has asked Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Larry Page for a $1 billion investment in his art. Even with his new album, The Life of Pablo, it seems like he’s in pretty deep. And his […]

Taylor Swift Gets the Need for Consumer Legal Funding

Adele. Lady Gaga. Ariana Grande. Lorde. These big names in music are just a few in the industry rallying behind Ke$ha in the recent #FreeKesha movement. Taylor Swift has taken it one step further by giving Ke$ha for $250,000 for expenses while she fights to be released from her contract with Sony records. She gets […]