Each case is decided on its own, and the jury deliberates the number. That Jones profited in the hundreds of millions from this slanderous garbage it is a minor penalty. He will still see many millions from his acts. In a just world he would lose all the money he got from his slanderous speech.So the standard going rate is 49.3 million for defamation and slander these days?
Not at all. There has to be a case. If you are critical of other people and that speech is defendable, there is nothing to worry about. Honorable and ethical people have nothing to worry about. The unethical do.I could care less about Jones, but extravagant awards in addition to another already settled award just sets a precedent as a legal lever for censorship on whomever people deemed as beimg not likable or hated.
The legal system doesn't work that way. To bring a case against others costs money, unless it is based on contingency. But then a lawyer won't take your dubious case because your claim is dubious. You can sue F1fan for calling your case dubious, but your lawyer will demand money to do it. And then F1fan can countersue you for monetary damages for your dubious claim.I'll wait for that legal gun to be one day turned back on those that support doing things like that in the future, and then watch them cry foul when it's used on them.