New Orleans–In a case notable for its secrecy, a jury has found in favor of one of Louisiana’s largest law firms, which had been accused of malpractice.

After an eight-day trial behind locked doors, an eight-member federal jury on Oct. 13 found that Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carr�re & Den�gre L.L.P. did not commit malpractice by failing to advise Lifemark Hospitals Inc. to reinscribe a collateral mortgage, according to the court’s jury instructions, the only document in the case thus far made public.

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