This authority belongs to the judicial branch. I am so frustrated with politicians voting in favor of big corporate interests, calling them frivolous, when judges decide the amount depending on the negligence of the defendant. Your vote just affirmed corporations may take advantage of their customers, including safety, with the only disadvantage being a slap on the wrist. This is ridiculous. There must be reasonable repercussions; a large corporations' repercussion will need to differ from a small corporation. It is completely assinine to use the small corporations' bar to be held to large corporations.