Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s refusal to reopen an evidentiary hearing for the plaintiff’s counsel to submit time sheets as evidence, as there was apparent misunderstanding how to handle the procedure in the midst of virtual court hearings.

The plaintiff, Melissa Kloppe, purchased a vehicle and later discovered that Off Lease Only’s dealership allegedly concealed information about the vehicle’s accident history. An arbitrator found the defendant liable for violating the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) and awarded her $2,800 in damages. The arbitrator also found that Kloppe was entitled to attorney fees, according to the court’s opinion filed Wednesday.