Now the tide appears to be turning. As personal injury claims continue as before， some courts are beginning to side with defendants， especially in cases where a warning label probably wouldn't have changed anything.In May， Julie Nimmons， president of Schutt Sports in Illinois， successfully fought a lawsuit involving a football player who was paralyzed in a game while wearing a Schutt helmet. “We're really sorry he has become paralyzed， but helmets aren't designed to prevent those kinds of injuries，” says Nimmons. The jury agreed that the nature of the game， not the helmet， was the reason for the athlete's injury. At the same time， the American Law Institute—a group of judges， lawyers， and academics whose recommendations carry substantial weight—issued new guidelines for tort law stating that companies need not warn customers of obvious dangers or bombard them with a lengthy list of possible ones.
“Important information can get buried in a sea of trivialities，” says a law professor at Cornell Law School who helped draft the new guidelines. If the moderate end of the legal community has its way， the information on products might actually be provided for the benefit of customers and not as protection against legal liability.
The case of Schutt helmet demonstrated that .
［A］some injury claims were no longer supported by law
［B］helmets were not designed to prevent injuries
［C］product labels would eventually be discarded
［D］some sports games might lose popularity with athletes［1999年53 题］