Attorneys in Tracy Morgan accident lawsuit meet in court

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.

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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.

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