Daily Briefs, June 7

NY man strikes out again in paternity case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a New York lawyer who has failed to get parental rights to his daughter in Michigan.
It’s an unusual case. Anthony Pecoraro of the Buffalo, N.Y., area has been denied paternity because Gina Rostagno-Wallat was married to another man at the time of the girl’s birth in 2002.
A lower court told Pecoraro that Michigan law says a child born during marriage belongs to the married couple — even if he is the biological father.
Pecoraro’s appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court led to a 3-3 tie among the justices last week. A tie means the appeals court decision stands. Justice Brian Zahra didn’t participate because he heard the case when he was on the appeals court.

WLAM Foundation holds 4th annual Culinary Challenge

It’s time again for the members of the judiciary to trade their robes for aprons and step up to the culinary challenge. The WLAM Foundation will hold its 4th Annual Culinary Challenge on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the home of Honorable Kirsten Frank Kelly, Michigan Court of Appeals. All profits will be donated to WLAM Foundation Scholarship Fund, Alternatives for Girls, and Crossroads for Youth.
At the last three events, judges, magistrates and referees battled it out for the title of “Best Judicial Chef” in two categories of competition: appetizers and desserts. More than 30 members of the judiciary attended the event. Judicial chefs can again choose to make an appetizer or dessert.
For more information or to register, contact Lavinia Biasell at (248) 351-7059 or lsb@maddinhauser.com.

NALS of Detroit plans 55th annual awards and installation dinner

NALS of Detroit will host its 55th Annual Awards and Installation Luncheon on Saturday, June 25, at Sinbads located at 100 St. Clair Avenue in Detroit.  A meet and greet social will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  The group photo will be taken at 12:30 p.m. with the luncheon following. 
In order to make a reservation or for any inquiries about this upcoming event and luncheon, contact P. Lynn Johnson at (313) 496-7934 or johnsonpl@millercanfield.com no later than Friday, June 17. 
NALS of Detroit, a legal professional support organization has provided quality continuing educational opportunities, certification and training for its members and non-members for more than 50 years. 


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