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Tracy Morgan has settled the lawsuit against supermarket giant Walmart over a crash which left him seriously injured, and killed his friend, comedian James McNair.

In June 2014, a Walmart truck crashed in to the back of Tracy Morgan’s limo.

Prosecutors alleged the driver had not slept for more than 24 hours.

James McNair, known as Jimmy Mack, was killed in the crash.

Tracy Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said Walmart “took full responsibility for the accident”.

All sides had worked hard to reach the undisclosed agreement, the lawyer added.Tracy Walmart settles Walmart legal case

Tracy 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.”

A representative for Walmart also called it an “amicable settlement”.

Tracy Morgan, 46, was left in a critical condition following the crash, suffering a traumatic head injury, a broken leg, nose and ribs.

The 30 Rock star will give his first interview since the crash to NBC’s Today on Monday, June 1.

Tracy Morgan will be interviewed by Matt Lauer live in the Rockefeller Center – which was the setting for 30 Rock – and will be joined by his lawyer Benedict Morelli.

Walmart had previously reached an agreement with the family of James McNair, 62, who grew up with Tracy Morgan in New York.

Walmart driver Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Georgia, has pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault and is currently on bail.


Tracy Morgan is “fighting to get better” but may not recover from the brain injury he suffered in a car accident in June, his lawyer has said.

“If there’s a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he’s going to try to do that,” said Benedict Morelli.

“But we just don’t know.”

The 30 Rock comic is seeking compensation from retail giant Walmart after one of its trucks crashed into his limousine bus.

Fellow comedian James McNair died in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Former Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan, 46, suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident, in addition to a broken leg, nose and ribs.

The update on his condition came as lawyers met in New Jersey to agree on a schedule for Tracy Morgan’s legal action against Walmart.

Tracy Morgan spent several weeks in a hospital and in rehab and is “just not better” according to his attorney.

“We’re hoping and praying to get him back to where he was,” said Benedict Morelli.

“But the jury’s out.”

Truck driver Kevin Roper, who is not named in Tracy Morgan’s action, has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

Walmart are contending that Tracy Morgan’s injuries and James McNair’s death were partly their own fault because they were not wearing seatbelts.

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