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About David Cheifetz

David Cheifetz lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a member of the Pacific Law Group - - a boutique civil litigation firm. He is also an occasional author on legal topics, primarily related to tort law, which are usually of some relevance to litigator-practitioners and judges even if they're slow to realize it; a a long-time refugee from legal and moral jurisprudence and the "is-ought" dilemma; a longer-time reader of Lewis Carroll; and, a once-upon-a-time amateur hockey goalie with an odd pedigree. His blog, "The 4th Monkey", at, is where you'll now (usually) find his (some might say) overly analytical musings.

Posts by David Cheifetz

The Tragedy of Medical Negligence

Appellate Lawyers Take Heed

On Ronald Coase

Corporate Capital Punishment in Ontario

Statistics: The Point Is?

A Koan for Clements

Snarks and Boojums

Announcing the “deClawedbies”

R. v. TELUS Communications Co., 2013 SCC 16

Mexico Is Where?

Greed IS Good

Ronald Dworkin

We Don’t Trust You to Obey the Law

If the Mouse Roared, Then the Court Whimpered

Slaw’s First (?) Judicial Citation

Ediger v. Johnston, SCC Case No. 34408

Negligence in the Air

Two Passers, Two Hunters

Solomonic Judging?

The Causality Game

Adventuring With Philosophers

What Is the Solution?