Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

According to NBC, Walmart Stores said Wednesday that it has settled a lawsuit with the representatives of comedian Tracy Morgan and two others, who were seriously injured in an accident involving its truck.  The crash on June 7 last year killed comedian James McNair. Walmart has already settled with his children.
The terms and conditions of the settlement with Morgan and the other plaintiffs remain confidential, the company said.  "Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident," said Greg Foran, Walmart U.S. president and CEO, in the statement from the company. "While we know there is nothing that can change what happened, Walmart has been committed to doing what's right to help ensure the well-being of all of those who were impacted by the accident. We worked closely with Mr. Morelli, and we are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation. We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved."
As part of Walmart's press release, Morgan said, "Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably." Reached by NBC News after the announcement, Morgan's agent, Lewis Kay, said he had "nothing else to add at this time to the statement that Walmart put out."
McNair, Morgan and others were returning from a performance in Delaware when the limousine bus they were traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike was rear-ended by a Wal-Mart truck.
Morgan, who starred in the TV show "30 Rock" and the late night comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live," suffered a serious brain injury and several broken bones and spent weeks in hospital and rehabilitation.

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