David Wilson II – Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C.

1233 West Loop South # 1000
Houston, Texas 77027, United States

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Indemnity Issues in Product Liability Claims Arising from Construction Defect Litigation

This paper was co-authored with Brianne Watkins, an associate at my law firm. It was presented at the 2011 DRI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. to the Construction Law Committee of DRI. It discusses issues impacting claims…more
| Construction Law, Products Liability

Ethical Considerations in Multiparty Construction Defect Litigation

This paper was presented as part of the National Business Insitute C.L.E. program, "Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z" in Dallas, Texas. It analyzes common ethical rules governing lawyers which are often implicated by…more
| Construction Law, Professional Malpractice

Issues Impacting Your Strategy for the Court's Charge to the Jury

This article discusses issues that impact a trial lawyer's approach to the court's charge to the jury in a civil trial, as well as the formulation of proposed jury instructions and questions. It was co-authored with Leslee Haas…more
| Civil Procedure

Fresh Coat and Product Claims in Construction Defect Litigation

The Texas Supreme Court expanded the indemnity rights of building product installers against building product manufacturers in a recent opinion. This article discusses the impact that will have on construction defect…more
| Construction Law, Products Liability

Presenting and Responding to Batson Objections at the Trial Court Level

This article discusses the requirements for presenting an objection to an opponent's discriminatory use of peremptory strike of a jury panel member under the logic of the Batson opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court. It also…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law

"Your Jedi Mind Tricks are Useless on Me: Four Common Tools of Manipulation by Mediators"

This article is from the ABA/TIPS Trial Techniques Commitee Newsletter for Summer, 2009…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Book Review of The Bramble Bush from The Houston Lawyer

A review of the latest edition of Professor Karl Lewellen's book, The Bramble Bush…more
| Education

Divided Texas Supreme Court Narrows Definition of "Unreasonably Dangerous"

An analysis of an important Texas Supremem Court case addressing when a condition can be considered "unreasonably dangerous" in the context of the liability of a premises owner…more
| Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Real Estate

Texas Supreme Court Hands Rare Victory to Personal Injury Plaintiffs

This article discusses a Texas Supreme Court opinion which narrowed the scope of sovereign immunity and expanded the rights of a personal injury plaintiff. This has been rare in the last two decades in Texas…more
| Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury

The Utility of Requesting a Court Reporter at Summary Judgment Hearings

This article, originally published in the ABA/TIPS Appellate Advocacy Newsletter, discusses when and where having a court reporter present for a summary judgment hearing may be appropriate…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Texas Supreme Court Sends Homeowner to Arbitration With No Written Contract

This article analyzes an opinion in which the Texas Supreme Court required a homeowner, who had not signed an arbitration agreement with the builder, to arbitrate her claims of defective construction against the builder…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Consumer Protection

Limits on Discovery to Arbitrators and Mediators

This article, originally published in The Critical Path construction law newsletter, addresses the limits place upon a party's ability to use the discovery process or the court's subpoena power to obtain information and…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery
Shell Oil Company v. Khan

Petitioner's Reply Brief

This is the Petitioner's Reply Brief in Shell v. Khan, which sets out weaknesses in the brief of Respondent, which had argued that Shell Oil Company had a duty to prevent the shooting of Mr. Khan at his employer's Shell gas…more
| Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Real Estate
Shell Oil Company v. Khan

Petitioner's Brief on the Merits

This is the brief for the prevailing party in Shell v. Khan, decided by the Texas Supreme Court in 2004. It is the leading case on the liability of oil companies for personal injuries to the employees or guests of independent…more
| Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
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