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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
SOUTHERN DIVISION

UNITED STATES FIDELITY AND GUARANTY


COMPANY and FIDELITY GUARANTY INSURANCE
UNDERWRITERS, INC. PLAINTIFFS

VS. CAUSE NO. 1:08CV0242 HTW-LRA

THE PEOPLES BANK, BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI,


PAUL S. MINOR, MINOR AND ASSOCIATES, P.A.,
and WALTER W. TEEL DEFENDANTS

MOTION TO DISQUALIFY COUNSEL FOR PAUL S. MINOR

COME NOW Plaintiffs United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company and Fidelity Guaranty

Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “USF&G”) and hereby move to

disqualify Oliver Diaz, Esq. as participating counsel for Paul S. Minor, as follows:

1. This civil action arises out of fraudulent and criminal activities of Defendants Paul

Minor and Wes Teel. On July 28, 2010, attorney Oliver Diaz noticed his appearance on behalf of

Paul Minor. Except in limited circumstances that are inapplicable here, Rule 3.7 of the Mississippi

Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits necessary witnesses from participating as counsel in the

same action.

2. As explained in the brief in support of this motion, Mr. Diaz is a necessary witness

and is therefore disqualified from participating as counsel in this case. Disqualification of Diaz will

not prejudice Minor, or otherwise cause Minor to suffer any hardship, as Minor has multiple counsel

currently employed to represent his interests. Accordingly, USF&G respectfully requests that the

Court grant USF&G’s motion to disqualify Diaz as Minor’s counsel in this action.

3. In support of this Motion, Plaintiffs rely on the accompanying memorandum in

support of the motion, and on the following attached exhibits:

A. Partial Testimony Transcript of Laura Kuns;


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B. Partial Testimony Transcript of Donna Sexton;

C. Partial Testimony Transcript of J.N. Randall; and

D. Partial Testimony Transcript of W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, this the 17th day of September, 2010.

By: /s/ O. Stephen Montagnet, III


O. Stephen Montagnet, III (MB#10049)
W. Thomas McCraney, III (MB #10170)
Neil J. Dilloff

PLAINTIFFS USF&G’S ATTORNEYS

OF COUNSEL:

MCCRANEY MONTAGNET & QUIN , PLLC


602 Steed Road, Suite 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Telephone: (601) 707-5725
Facsimile: (601) 510-2939

Neil J. Dilloff
DLA PIPER US, LLP
6225 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209-3600
Telephone: (410) 580-3000
Facsimile: (410) 580-3001

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I, O. Stephen Montagnet, III, of counsel for Plaintiffs, do hereby certify that I have this date
electronically filed the foregoing pleading with the Clerk of the Court and served a copy of the
foregoing pleading electronically to ECF participants and via U.S. Mail upon non-participants at
their address of record.

Robert C. Galloway
Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
P. O. Drawer 4248
Gulfport, MS 39502-4248
bob.galloway@butlersnow.com

Amanda B. Barbour
James B. Tucker
Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
P. O. Box 22567
Jackson, MS 39225-2567
amanda.barbour@butlersnow.com
james.tucker@butlersnow.com

Hiram C. Eastland, Jr.


Eastland Law Offices, PLLC
307 Cotton Street
Greenwood, MS 38930
eastlandlaw@bellsouth.net

Walter W. Teel
Inmate No. 07702-043
Federal Prison Camp
U. S. Penitentiary
Post Office Box 150160
Atlanta, GA 30315

This the 17th day of September, 2010.

/s/ O. Stephen Montagnet, III


O. Stephen Montagnet, III