This story was inadvertently omitted from Wednesday's Gazette. It
was meant to run with the Issues 2000 story which outlined the Republican
and Democratic candidates' positions on tortreform.
Two other major candidates for governor were not invited to The
Greenbrier business summit, but have similar opinions to offer regarding
proposed changes to the state's civil justice system.
Author and Mountain Party candidate Denise Giardina and Bob Myers, the
Huntington businessman on the Libertarian ticket, share skeptical
views regarding the need for tortreform.
"Generally, Libertarians feel that the courts should be open to anyone,
which would make us very cautious about tortreform," Myers
we want to see more government involvement."
Myers said that if anything, the court system favors large corporations
to the detriment of others.
"If you have money, you can buy your way into one level of justice. If
you don't have money, you get another level of justice," he said. "When a