The Oliver Diaz story: Book and movie coming on former Supreme Court judge’s ordeal

The political and legal travails of former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, will be the subject of a feature-length film by the producer of the award-winning documentary “Hot Coffee,” which featured a segment on Diaz.

Diaz, who practices law in Jackson, also is working on a book about what he and his family went through. Since the documentary first aired on HBO, he has spoken around the country at bar association gatherings and film festivals about his family’s ordeal.

Susan Saladoff left a 25-year law practice to make “Hot Coffee,” which premiered in 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by HBO. It examines the influence of big business on the civil justice system.

Saladoff has taken to Facebook to raise money for the feature-length film.

Sun Herald
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