State of Texas and Texas Department of Human Resources,plaintiffs-appellants, v. United States of America and U.S. Department of Agriculture,defendants-appellees, 993 F.2d 51 (5th Cir. 1993)Annotate this Case
Edwin N. Horne, Will Pryor, Mary F. Keller, Asst. Attys. Gen., James C. Todd, Chief Gen. Lit. Div., Dan Morales, Atty. Gen., Austin, TX, for plaintiffs-appellants.
Katherine L. Smith, Asst. U.S. Atty., Austin, TX, Sheila Lieber, Raymond Larizza, Bruce G. Forrest, William Kanter, Civil Div., Appellate Staff, Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, for defendants-appellees.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, James R. Nowlin, District Judge Presiding.
ON REMAND FROM THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
The Supreme Court reversed this court's holding that under the Debt Collection Act of 1982, the State of Texas and its Department of Human Services were not liable to the United States for prejudgment interest on mail issuance losses for which the Texas Food Stamp program must reimburse the federal government. United States v. Texas, --- U.S. ----, 113 S. Ct. 1631, 123 L. Ed. 2d 245 (1993). The district court's judgment awarding such interest was vindicated. There is no need to revisit this appeal insofar as we previously affirmed the remainder of the district court's decision. We now also AFFIRM its award of prejudgment interest.
The judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.