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Walmart settles with Tracy Morgan


Walmart and the attorney for comedian Tracy Morgan reached a confidential settlement agreement of a lawsuit stemming from an accident involving a Walmart truck and the vehicle in which Morgan was riding.

Walmart and Benedict P. Morelli, attorney for Tracy Morgan, Ardley Fuqua, and Jeffrey Millea reached a settlement agreement ending the lawsuit against Walmart that arose from a multi-vehicle accident involving the men on June 7, 2014, on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The terms and conditions of the settlement with Morgan and the other plaintiffs were not disclosed. The high profile case drew national media attention and in uncharacteristic fashion Walmart U.S. president and CEO Greg Foran commented on the settlement.

“Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in 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 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."

According to Morelli, Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, which he and the plaintiffs said they greatly appreciated. Tracy Morgan said in a statement that, "Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably."

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