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Morgan sues Wal-Mart over crash

Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month’s highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed Morgan’s limousine van. The complaint claims the retail giant should have known the driver had been awake for over 24 hours, and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was “unreasonable.” The suite alleges the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The June 7 wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike killed 62-year-old comedian James McNair, who went by the name Jimmy Mack.

Flavor Flavís driving under investigation

A New York grand jury will consider whether to indict entertainer Flavor Flav for allegedly speeding to his mother’s funeral.

Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was arrested Jan. 9 on Long Island’s Meadowbrook Parkway.

Police say the rapper and reality TV star was speeding and driving without a license, a felony. He also was charged with marijuana possession as a violation. He has pleaded not guilty.

His attorney, Indji Bessim, has sought for several months to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors. She declined to comment Friday.

– Associated Press

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