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Wal-Mart Driver Appeals in Bid to Delay Morgan Crash Suit

A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan’s lawsuit against the company. Truck driver Kevin Roper isn’t a …

Wal-Mart Settles With Family of Comedian Who Died in N.J. Turnpike Crash

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reached a confidential legal settlement with the family of comedian James McNair, who died in a June 7 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that also seriously injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan. The settlement followed months of “often …

Large-Truck Crash Deaths Increase for Fourth Year

The number of people killed in large-truck crashes increased for the fourth straight year, bucking a trend of overall improvement in U.S. highway safety. Fatalities rose to 3,964 people last year, which includes truckers, pedestrians and the occupants of vehicles …

Federal Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Morgan Lawsuit

Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey. A federal judge on Dec. 12 refused to delay the lawsuit. The ruling came on a motion by …

Lawyer: Morgan Sustained ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’ in N.J. Turnpike Crash

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was in a coma for days with a traumatic brain injury after a highway crash in which his van was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck five months ago, according to his lawyer. Morgan, …

Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Asks to Delay Lawsuit

The truck driver charged in a New Jersey highway crash that injured comedian-actor Tracy Morgan and killed another man filed a request on Nov. 14 to delay a federal lawsuit while his criminal case proceeds in state court. Kevin Roper’s …

Wal-Mart Seeks to Settle Negligence Lawsuit by Tracy Morgan

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it wants to settle a negligence lawsuit by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, a day after blaming the celebrity for injuries he sustained when his limousine bus was struck by a speeding company truck. Morgan, 45, and two …

Wal-Mart Says Tracy Morgan Is to Blame for Injuries in Highway Crash

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is to blame for injuries he sustained in June highway crash because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Morgan, who was critically injured when the limousine bus he was in was struck by a …

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for N.J. Crash That Killed 1

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month’s highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in …

Safety Report on Morgan Crash in N.J. Raises New Questions

A report by federal transportation safety investigators says a truck driver was speeding before he slammed into a limousine van, killing one man and seriously injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and two other passengers, and it has raised new questions about …