The families of individuals who died in a helicopter crash have filed a lawsuit against the attorneys who successfully represented them, seeking to recover the fees paid out of the settlement as well as punitive and treble damages. Sanchez v. Rosenthal & Watson, P.C., No. 11-001733 (Tex. Dist. Ct., Travis County, filed June 9, 2011). Citing federal investigations that apparently resulted in bribery indictments, the plaintiffs allege that the attorneys bribed the judge who presided over their case to secure favorable rulings. While the plaintiffs do not indicate how much they recovered, they do allege that the defendants were paid $5.2 million and took about $408,000 in costs from the final settlement.