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Submitted December 11, 2001

Appellants Michael and Irene Atraqchi appeal from the dismissal of their pro se civil action against Georgetown University Hospital (“Georgetown”); GUMC Unified Billing Services; and five treating physicians. *fn1 Their principal contention on appeal is that the trial court dismissed their lawsuit prematurely. We affirm the trial court’s dismissal of count II of the Atraqchis’ amended complaint, which involves allegations of fraudulent billing. However, because count I fairly put the appellees on notice that the major claim was negligent medical treatment, rather than a civil rights violation, we reverse the dismissal of that count and remand the case for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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