The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released its “Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015” list on Monday.
The case of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) suing on behalf of a monkey named Naruto for the copyright ownership of the "selfies" the monkey took with photographer David Slater's camera in Indonesia made the top spot on the list.
Other suits on the list included a California bank robber suing over injuries sustained at the robbery scene, an inmate in Colorado filing an $88 billion lawsuit against the National Football League over the Dallas Cowboys' playoff loss and a Florida woman suing FedEx because she tripped over a package a driver from the company left on her doorstep.
“These stories will make you laugh, but sadly, frivolous lawsuits are all too common,” ILR President Lisa Rickard said. “As a society we’re too quick to sue, and issues that could be settled outside of the courtroom result in expensive and unnecessary litigation and wasted time.”