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Division 1 Court of Appeals

Jonathan T. Sorrentino v Volkswagen Group of America Inc. et al: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VWAG) and Volkswagen Group of America appeal a jury verdict. The jury found that, in the 1970s, VW’s brake parts (containing asbestos) were not reasonably safe and caused a mechanic’s fatal mesothelioma. On appeal, VW alleges they were entitled to judgment as a matter of law, jury instruction errors, and that the superior court did not have personal jurisdiction over VWAG. COA # 852027. King County Superior Court # 21-2-00403-9 KNT.