Wal-Mart Faults Tracy Morgan for Not Wearing Seat Belt During Car Accident
On Monday, Wal-Mart delivered its answer in a New Jersey federal court to "30 Rock" actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Among nine affirmative defenses, Wal-Mart says that injuries "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs' failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device." Morgan was among several people injured who are now suing Wal-Mart for negligence. In particular, their lawsuit filed in July questions whether Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper was fatigued at the time of the crash.