Wal-Mart has settled with the family of comedian James McNair for $10 million after he was killed when one of their trucks crashed into the luxury van he was riding in with Tracy Morgan.
Daryl Zaslow, the McNair family lawyer, said Wal-Mart made the hefty settlement in a bid to avoid potential losses from the lawsuit.
Under terms of the settlement, McNair’s two children, Denita, 19, and Jamel, 26, will split the settlement, with their attorney getting nearly $3 million, according to court records.
Wal-Mart was sued by James McNair’s kids after one of their trucks, driven by Kevin Roper, crashed into a limousine van carrying Tracy Morgan, McNair and others, on the New Jersey Turnpike on June 7, 2014.
Kevin Roper was charged with death by automobile and four other vehicular assault charges. His case is still pending.