The plaintiff in a 7-year-old legal malpractice suit has petitioned for a writ of mandamus to wrest control from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge who is hearing the case a second time after previously recusing himself.

Zudi Karagjozi, once a successful homebuilder, filed the petition in federal court on April 22 seeking recusal of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan from a malpractice suit against attorney David Bruck and his firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis.