Seatbelts found in nearly one-million Hyundai vehicles can allegedly unfasten in a crash leading to a massive recall. The announcement affects the Hyundai Sonata sold under model years 2011 to 2014 and the Sonata hybrid from model years 2011 to 2015. Hyundai told authorities that during assembly the seatbelt anchor was not properly fastened and could detach in an accident. Only one injury has been reported at the time of the recall. Hyundai said that they will begin reaching out to affected owners in early April. (more…)
Richard Corcoran, the 100th Speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, announced his nine appointments to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission yesterday, including our very own Rich Newsome. Corcoran’s appointments will join the 37-member commission assembled every 20 years, which will convene over the next 12 months. The group is tasked with identifying any necessary modifications […]
Today, January 18, marks a massive online protest against two bills before Congress which would censor the internet and threaten U.S. economic growth. In the Senate, the bill is known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA), while the House’s version is known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Chevrolet Sonic: On December 22, 2011 General Motors announced that it will begin a recall of 4,296 Model Year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles to check for a missing brake pad. The particular models affected by the recall are 2012 Sonics manufactured between June 2 and November 21, 2011. General Motors reported that a front inner or outer brake pad may be missing from these vehicles, which could result in reduced brake system performance, increasing the risk of a crash.
There are a host of experts and consultants who purport to sell SEO, or ‘search engine optimization’ to law firms. The pitch usually goes something like this: hire us for a fat monthly fee and we’ll help you get to the first page of Google, Bing, and Yahoo. To the uninitiated, this sounds pretty good, right?
On October 13, 2011, the Newsome Law Firm won a $13.6 million verdict for a client in a tire tread separation lawsuit. The lawsuit followed a tragic accident in which a 45 year old woman was severely injured when her rear right tire suffered a tread separation on Interstate 75 in Florida, causing her vehicle to slide into the median where it rolled five times. Despite wearing her seatbelt, the driver was rendered a quadriplegic.
Rich Newsome is a civil justice attorney who represents people and families in complex civil litigation. He is the senior partner of the Newsome Melton law firm in Orlando, a former federal prosecutor in the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, Past-President of the Florida Justice Association, and a member of the Summit Council. Rich currently serves as a Commissioner on Florida's Constitution Revision Commission. For more information visit this page on the firm's website, or follow him on Twitter @RichNewsome.