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Son of Spokane man with mesothelioma awarded $5 million by jury in Volkswagen asbestos case

Tony Sorrentino worked on brakes and clutches at United Volkswagen Inc. from 1971 to 1974, using a tool called an arc grinder to shape drum brakes before installing them on cars, according to a complaint filed in King County in January 2021. Grinding the brakes produced dust containing asbestos that Sorrentino inhaled during the roughly 700 brake jobs he performed on Volkswagen vehicles, according to the lawsuit. 

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