Tracy Morgan Update: Comedian Settles Lawsuit With Walmart Over NJ Turnpike Crash
Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Walmart over the 2014 car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left one of his close friends dead.
Tracy Morgan Update
Morgan, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident in which his limo bus collided with a Walmart tractor-trailer, released a statement to confirm the settlement. “Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” the former 30 Rock star said, according to the New York Daily News. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.”
Greg Foran, Walmart’s US president, also released a statement regarding the settlement, expressing his satisfaction in the way in which the settlement was reached, while also noting his regret for the accident.
“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,” Foran said. “We are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation.”
Morgan’s lawyer, as well as the lawyers for his friends Jeffrey Millea and Ardley Fuqua, who were also injured in the accident, had the judge seal court papers so that the settlement figures could not be made known to the public.
Walmart settled with the children of James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, who was killed in the accident, for $10 million.