This has to be the dumbest lawsuit ever created -- but a few years back, photographer David Slater was walking through a jungle when he set down his camera. Long story short, a few monkeys approached him, picked up the camera, and one actually took a selfie with it. PETA decided it would do the most PETA thing ever and sue David -- not for rights of the photo themselves.
Nope. They sued David saying that the actual owner of the selfie...was the monkey.
2 years later, PETA finally settled -- although, in a real classy move, David is donating 25% of what he won from the lawsuit.