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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

Courts Are Not Circuses

Windows 7, Law Firms and Truth (?) in Blogging

iP, iPoo, iPass

Google Wonder Wheel – Everybody’s a Critic

Walking While [X]’ing May Be Dangerous?

NFLland: Gullivers in Brobdingnag?

Buds Off at 11

Favourite Media Lines About Lawyers

Not a New Year’s Resolution

At Least He Spelled Toronto Right

Christmas Music and Other Gifts

On the Influence of Slaw

I4i 2, Microsoft 0 (End of 2nd Period)

The More Things Change / Plus Ça Change

But Was Her Majesty Alarmed?

Calling Houdini

Hard Cases, Maybe Good Law

CBC News: February 29th

Breaking …. News

Does This Count as Overkill?

Signal to Noise?

Proof Enough – the SCRs Online

MacBook (Hot) Air?

Let Your Kids Grow Up to Be

Robots Aren’t Us

CanLII and Parties’ Names

Keeping Current: RSS May Reduce RISK