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Murdered dentist's malpractice suit against MeritCare postponed

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A malpractice lawsuit filed against MeritCare Medical Group by Fargo periodontist Philip Gattuso and his wife before they died is no longer set for trial in February.

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Attorneys for both sides want the custody battle for Gattuso's 3-year-old daughter, Kennedy, resolved first

Gattuso and his wife, Valerie, filed the lawsuit in August 2008, claiming MeritCare botched an August 2007 surgery to fix her mitral valve and failed to properly diagnose post-operative complications.

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