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Family Wins $4.4M In Honeywell Asbestos Bowling Balls Suit

Law360 (April 24, 2019, 5:57 PM EDT) --  A Los Angeles jury has awarded a former bowling alley owner’s family $4.4 million in a suit against Honeywell after finding that asbestos supplied by the company as filler for bowling balls caused the owner’s mesothelioma and death.

Donald Vanni, who ran the Arcata Bowl bowling alley with his brother from 1957 to 1986, drilled custom-fit holes in bowling balls that the alley sold. The balls contained asbestos in the form of discarded brake lining dust, a waste product of Honeywell’s Bendix brake manufacturing plant in New York, according to a statement released Tuesday from Waters Kraus & Paul, which represents the...

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