Attorneys are meeting in federal court in actor-comedian Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a fatal auto accident on the New Jersey Turnpike last summer.
A Wal-Mart truck slammed into the back of a limo van that was carrying Morgan and several friends back from a show in Delaware.
Comedian James McNair, a friend of Morgan’s, was killed. Morgan suffered a broken leg and broken ribs and three others were injured.
Morgan sued for punitive and compensatory damages. Wal-Mart claims in a court filing that the victims’ injuries were partly due to their not wearing seatbelts.
Morgan wasn’t at Tuesday’s proceeding, which was convened to settle on a schedule.
Last Friday, the truck’s driver filed to have the lawsuit delayed while he fights criminal charges in state court.