Avoiding the Urkel Defense (Did I Do That?): How Safeco Has (and Has Not) Begun to Provide an Affirmative Defense against Statutory Willfulness

@inproceedings{Owens2015AvoidingTU,
  title={Avoiding the Urkel Defense (Did I Do That?): How Safeco Has (and Has Not) Begun to Provide an Affirmative Defense against Statutory Willfulness},
  author={Sherria L Owens},
  year={2015}
}
"DID I do that?" is a popular catchphrase used by American sitcom character, Steve Urkel.1 Urkel was a clumsy but wellintentioned character on the sit-com Family Matters. At the center of the show's playful gags were Urkel's genius inventions and klutz performances.2 These gags usually caused Urkel to break furniture, injure bystanders, and try the patience of his neighbors, the Winslow family. Translated into litigious American legal culture, Urkel's highly risky conduct was undoubtedly… CONTINUE READING