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About David Cheifetz

David Cheifetz was once a civil litigation litigator, first in Ontario and later in British Columbia, and also once an occasional author on legal topics; primarily on causation or contribution. His blog, "The 4th Monkey", at, is where you'll now (usually) find his (some might say) overly analytical musings. He retired from practice in early 2016 in order to "read law" for another graduate degree at Oxford. Why Oxford? At least because the gargoyles are better as is the weather.

Posts by David Cheifetz

Someday We’ll Find It, the Rainbow Connection

Once Up a Time, in Another Land

Trumped, for Now

Judicial Lineups and “Festivus” Presents

Slow Aether in Ontario, Too

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