To most criminal lawyers the only surprising thing about the dispute over Arturo Gatti’s estate is probably  the fact it ever got to court in the first place. After all, the contested will was witnessed by a notary who attested to its validity during the trial and no other will was ever produced. It is difficult to fathom how anyone would expect a judge to invalidate a will simply on the basis of a smear campaign against the widowed beneficiary and the claim that another will existed but could not be found. Only pure spite could motivate the massive waste of money involved in such a futile endeavour.