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Confidential Settlement for Tracy Morgan’s mentor’s “Jimmy Mack” wrongful death case, involving the comedian’s nationally publicized case against Walmart

Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP (Edison, Red Bank and Toms River), obtained a settlement on behalf of The Estate James McNair, the 62-year-old comedian who was killed when a tractor trailer owned by Walmart crashed into the van in which Mr. McNair, his long-time friend Tracy Morgan, and others were passengers. The accident occurred on June 14, 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike. Although several of the passengers sustained injuries in the accident, Mr. McNair was the only fatality.

Mr. McNair left two adult children, Jamel and Denita McNair, as his beneficiaries. Although litigation could have been filed in at least 4 different states, the family chose Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP to represent them.  Zaslow retained accident reconstructionists, trucking experts, a pathologist and a prominent accountant in the entertainment industry as experts. The accident has garnished significant media attention and brought focus to the dangers of fatigued driving.

After months of negotiations Walmart and the McNairs reached a settlement on the eve of when Mr. Zaslow was formally filing suit.  Although the settlement received national attention in the media, technically the terms of the settlement require that the amount of the settlement remain confidential. Watch Entertainment Tonight Episode Regarding This Settlement.