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Duke University sued by John Wayne's family

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Duke University is being sued over the use of "duke" as its nickname.

CBS News reports the heirs of movie actor John Wayne filed a lawsuit against the university.

The family wants to use "duke" for their own marketing bourbon and other alcoholic beverages.

They filed the lawsuit last Thursday in Santa Ana.

It is not the first time the university has clashed with them.

Back in 2005, Duke University filed a motion to stop the family from registering the name.

John Wayne spent five-decades of his life as an actor where he earned the nickname "the Duke" from his fans.

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