An insurance company wants to remove former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz from a lawsuit involving Paul Minor, an imprisoned former attorney.
Diaz is Minor's lawyer in a $12.5M suit brought by USF&G Insurance Company. According to USF&G, Diaz may be called as a witness and therefore cannot represent Minor.
Diaz, Minor, and two other former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield were indicted on charges of corruption in 2003. Minor, Teel, and Whitfield were convicted while Diaz was acquitted. Additionally, USF&G claims that a corrupt deal between Minor and Teel led to a previous $1.5M payout.