Wakole v. BarberAnnotate this Case
Namina Barber was a passenger in an automobile that was hit by a vehicle driven by Billy Wakole. As a result of her injuries Barber brought an action against Wakole, who admitted liability for the accident but disputed the extent of Barber's damages. The jury returned a verdict for $30,000 in damages. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court did not err in allowing counsel for Barber to argue in his closing that each item of damage was separate and had a fixed numerical value and permitting him to enumerate each item of damages to the jury, as the argument made by Barber for specific amounts for various types of damages did not invade the province of the jury nor did it violate Va. Code Ann. 8.01-379.1.