[JURIST] A court in Abruzzo, Italy, on Monday found that six Italian scientists and an ex-government official were negligent in their evaluation of the dangers posed by a 2009 earthquake that killed more than 300 people in the town of L'Aquila. Specifically, sole judge Marco Billi found [Reuters report] that the members of the country's Commissione Nazionale dei Grandi Rischi [official website, in Italian], or National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks, committed malpractice when they understated...

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