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Damage awards are uncapped in the United Kingdom and have been known to exceed the equivalent of $150,000. But given the high profile nature of the case, and quite honestly, Clarkson's fantastic wealth, it's not unreasonable to expect that Tymon will seek a settlement worth considerably more.
Along with partners James May and Richard Hammond, the former Top Gear star recently inked a three-year, $250 million deal with Amazon for a new show.
While a trial is a possibility, we expect the parties will reach an agreement before the case hits a courtroom. Because given Clarkson's well-documented history of controversial statements regarding Romanians, Mexicans, Indians, and Asians, any defense would face an uphill battle.
Along with bloodying his lip, Clarkson reportedly called Tymon a "lazy Irish" [something with rhymes with "shunt"]; and the ethnic disparagement will likely form the heart of the claim. At this point, none of the parties involved—or Amazon, for that matter—have commented on the case.