Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart in his lawsuit against the retail giant. As you may recall the case arose out of a motor vehicle crash in New Jersey which left Morgan severely injured and another man dead. The settlement amount is confidential at Wal-Mart’s request.
The accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014, when a Walmart truck struck a vehicle carrying Morgan and others. The suit, filed in July 2014, alleged that Walmart “knew or should have known” that its driver had been awake “for more than 24 consecutive hours” ahead of the accident, violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. It was also alleged that the retail giant “had a custom and practice of recklessly and intentionally allowing its drivers to drive for prolonged and unreasonable periods of time.”
Ardley Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea, who were also plaintiffs in the suit, have also settled with Wal-Mart. Comedian James McNair was killed in the crash. His case was also settled. The wrongful conduct of Wal-Mart and its driver in this case was the cause of the tragic incident.
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