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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

Collective Noun Contest Winners

Clean Internet Act (Bill C-427).

Canadian DCMA

Mandatory CLE, Voluntary CLE

Logic, Media, Politics, Polls

Lap(top) Dancing v Learning

Law Students, Lawyers, Legal Ethics

The Collective Noun Contest – the Prize

The Court (Revisited)

April Fool

Translating Foreign Language Quotations

Apple to the Core?

On Lawyers, Librarians and Luddites