Attorneys with landlord clients eager to take legal action against delinquent renters must again advise them to wait, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit tossed an appeal aimed at ensuring they could collect during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britt Grant, Georgia Supreme Court justice, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her confirmation hearing to be U.S. Circuit judge for the Eleventh Circuit, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM Judge Britt Grant. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM Judge Gerald Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Judge Gerald Tjoflat. Photo: John Disney/ALM

The three-judge panel hearing the appeal consisted of U.S. Circuit Senior Judge Gerald Tjoflat and U.S. Circuit Judge Britt C. Grant in the majority, and dissenting U.S. Circuit Judge Elizabeth L. Branch.