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Wis. court: Claims can go to attorney general's HQ


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Talk about a bureaucratic nightmare.

A trio of state doctors is trying to escape a malpractice suit by arguing their patient sent a claim notice to the state Justice Department's headquarters. They say state law requires such notices to be mailed to the attorney general's state Capitol office.

There's just one problem -- nobody delivers mail to the Capitol office. All of DOJ's mail goes to its headquarters across the street.

The 4th District Court of Appeals rejected the doctors' argument Wednesday. The court concluded that DOJ is properly served by notices addressed to the Capitol office, the agency's post box or its headquarters.

DOJ represents the doctors in the case. A spokeswoman says the agency is reviewing the court's decision.

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APNP-11-23-11 0934CST

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