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December 22, 2015

Washington Times Highlights ILR’s “Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015”

The Washington TimesInside the Beltway column highlights ILR’s release of the Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2015.

The “honor” of the most ridiculous lawsuit went to PETA, writes the Times’ Jennifer Harper, “which has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Naruto, a 6-year-old crested macaque monkey. The animal rights group claims that the primate owns the rights to a series of ‘monkey selfies.'”

“These stories will make you laugh, but sadly, frivolous lawsuits are all too common,” says ILR 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.”

Read the full story here.

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