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Thursday, July 10, 2014

John ('The Duke') Wayne v. Duke University

Duke v DukeInteresting lawsuit between the heirs of John "The Duke" Wayne and Duke University over the rights to use the Duke name:

The case concerns the Wayne family's right to market Duke Bourbon:

Duke Bourbon

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Comments

The family is probably concerned that people will think their whiskey is weak like the flopping fainting goats known as Duke's basketball team. The school could also go back to their original name, Trinity College, before they began their tradition of selling themselves to the highest bidder. Go Heels!

Posted by: Daniel | Jul 10, 2014 1:09:02 PM

Wow. A supporter of Scandal U is complaining about flops? Seriously
And given the context of the suit the comment makes no sense at all, predictably I suppose.
Nonetheless, Duke's position does seem embarrassingly silly.

Posted by: Mike Petrik | Jul 11, 2014 7:48:45 AM