Tracy Morgan still hasn’t fully recovered from the horrific July 2014 crash that took the life of his close friend, comedian James McNair, and left him with a degree of brain damage.
At the very least, he can comfortably put his legal beef with the mega retailer behind him now that the Associated Press is confirming that the two have reached a private settlement regarding the accident.
“Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families. I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably,” Morgan said in a written statement.
Walmart US president and CEO Greg Foran agreed saying, “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.”
“We are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement that ends this litigation,” Foran continued.
In March of this year, Walmart reached a settlement of $10 million for the family of McNair. Although Walmart had a judge seal the court papers of the terms of the agreement, a lawyer who didn’t work on the case speculated to the NYDailyNews that Morgan’s deal s likely “multiples of that — many, many multiples of that.”
Seeing that Morgan is a celebrity and he hasn’t worked since the day of the crash, he probably had a solid claim that the incident left a longing impact on his earning power.
“Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone that was involved in the accident. We are deeply sorry one of our trucks was involved,” the CEO concluded in the statement.