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Perales v. United States and John R. Block

decided: December 18, 1984.

CESAR A. PERALES, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,
v.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND JOHN R. BLOCK, SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEFENDANTS-APPELLANTS



Appeal from a summary judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Brieant, J.) holding, inter alia, that the Department of Agriculture is not authorized to charge interest on debts between it and state agencies arising out of the Food Stamp Program.

Lumbard, Winter and Pratt, Circuit Judges.

Author: Per Curiam

The United States appeals from that portion of Judge Brieant's order, 598 F. Supp. 19, granting summary judgment and holding that the Department of Agriculture is not authorized to charge interest on debts arising out of the Food Stamp Program, 7 U.S.C. § 2011 to 7 U.S.C. § 2029 (1982), due it from the Department of Social Services of the State of New York.

We affirm for substantially the reasons stated in the district court's opinion.

Disposition

Affirmed.

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