Steve Scherer reported on Bloomberg.com on August 2, 2007,
'Italy to Drop Getty Ex-Curator's Civil Charges, Pursue More Art'.
"Italy will drop civil suits against former J. Paul Getty Museum antiquities curator Marion True after the Los Angeles museum agreed yesterday to return 40 works Italy says were looted, Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli said today. True still faces criminal charges."
Apparently the next hearing does not take place until September 26.
Has the return of the 40 antiquities relieved some of the pressure?