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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

CLE in the 3rd Millenium

Carroll’s “the Hunting of the Snark”

Portable (Wireless) High Speed Internet

Nec Piscatorm Piscis Amare Potest

Daisy, Daisy: A Scottish Ayr

A Prophylactic for MTDs

Monday’s Back

Thought? for the Day

Monday Mourn

Vapourware, Vapour-Wear, and Vapour Where?

Turkey Day

Crave, the Gadget Blog

Monday’s Firsts

Monday, Monday

The Devil Made Him Do It

Monday’s Child Is Full of …

Markers & Mileposts

Manic Mondays – a Prologue

Season of the Switch …

Cases & Materials Texts and the Law

Legal Versus Moral

Ethics, Competence, Law Students & Lawyers

First We … the Lawyers

The Court

Appearances Are Deceiving