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Judge denies Arturo Gatti daughter suit

Updated: February 10, 2012, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- The mother of late boxer Arturo Gatti's daughter can't sue his widow for wrongful death in New Jersey, a judge ruled in dismissing the lawsuit Friday.

Erika Rivera, a central New Jersey resident, filed the lawsuit last fall on behalf of then-5-year-old Sofia Bella Gatti. The suit blames Gatti's widow, Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, for the charismatic boxer's 2009 death.

Gatti's body was found in July 2009 at an apartment he, his wife and their son had rented in the Brazilian ...

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