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    I would like to know if this phrase is correct, if a lawsuit between two people can be dubbed something. From what I read, "dub" is used only for new names given to honor the event/person and so on. So it would be a flattery to dub something. In the following case there's no flattery involved. It's just a name that was given to this incident. Does this still work?

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    The lawsuit between John and his victim's family, dubbed “the new-style murder” made the newspapers’ front page for months.

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    Re: Dubbed/Called/Named

    The sentence you quote is fine. 'Dubbed' works well.

    (It's a sentence – not a phrase.)

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