An animal rights group suing on behalf of a monkey for the copyright ownership of his “selfies” tops our list of the “Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015.”  The list is comprised of the year’s ten most popular stories featured in our monthly Most Ridiculous Lawsuit polls.

The Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015 are:

  1. Animal Rights Group Sues on Behalf of Monkey for Ownership of “Selfies”
  2. Armed Bank Robber in California is Suing Over Injuries Incurred While Fleeing the Scene
  3. 8-year-old New York Boy is Sued by His Aunt for a “Careless” Hug
  4. Pennsylvania Nursing Student Fails a Course Twice and Sues the School for Not Helping With Anxiety
  5. Two New York Women File $40 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Like, Five or Six Scratches’ They Received From a Gas Explosion Blocks Away
  6. Colorado Inmate is Suing the NFL for $88 Billion Over the 2015 Cowboy’s Playoff Loss
  7. Florida Woman is Suing FedEx for Tripping Over a Package Left at Her Doorstep
  8. An Officer in North Carolina is Suing Starbucks for $750,000 Over Hot Coffee
  9. Missouri Woman is Claiming Injury From a Flying Dinner Roll
  10. California Woman Allegedly Fakes Coffee Burns and Then Sues McDonald’s

“These stories will make you laugh, but sadly, frivolous lawsuits are all too common,” said U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard. “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.”

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