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Bailey loses license appeal

Former defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey lost another legal battle yesterday when a federal court rejected an appeal of his 2003 disbarment for allegedly misusing a client's $6 million in stock.

The First US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Bailey did not deserve another hearing to present ``new evidence" that federal attorneys gave conflicting testimony about Bailey's handling of his client's assets.

The judges ruled that ``there was adequate proof of misconduct" and holding another hearing would be ``extraordinary."

Bailey has represented clients including O.J. Simpson and Patricia Hearst in a legal career that spans four decades.

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