Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tracy Morgan Files Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

Actor +Tracy Morgan has rumored to be sewing the giant +Wal Mart after being released from rehab. The comedian heads home just one month after being critically injured in a car crash. A publicist for the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star says Morgan will continue his treatment at home and asks for privacy during his recovery.

"Tracy has been released from the rehabilitation center and will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program," publicist Lewis Kay said on Saturday. "He asked me to pass along his sincerest gratitude to everyone who has helped him get to this point. He would also appreciate some privacy during this crucial point in his recovery."

The accident occurred on June 7 as Morgan was returning from a comedy show in Delaware. Authorities say truck driver Kevin Roper failed to slow for traffic ahead, causing him to swerve at the last minute to avoid the crash and hit the limo bus carrying Morgan and several other passengers.

As a result, Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for their negligence in the fatal crash. The star claims the retail giant should have known Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours. He also believes the driver's 700-mile commute from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable" and alleges he fell asleep at the wheel.

"As a result of Wal-Mart’s gross, reckless, willful, wanton, and intentional conduct, it should be appropriately punished with the imposition of punitive damages," states the complaint. Comedian Ardley Fuqua and Jeffrey and Krista Millea, all passengers with Morgan, have also been named as plaintiffs.

Kay confirmed Morgan's legal proceedings while speaking with media on Saturday. Wal-Mart also responded to the lawsuit, stating: "We are deeply sorry that one of our trucks was involved. As we've said, we're cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation."