A federal appeals panel has rejected F. Lee Bailey’s attempts to escape a judge he called biased and to keep nearly $424,000 in payback for a client’s expenses.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wasn’t totally unsympathetic to the noted criminal-defense lawyer, however. In a decision released Friday, it ruled Bailey may be able to recover at least some of the $1,000 he spent on a Neiman Marcus suit for his drug-dealing client to wear in court.

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