At a Glance ...


Law firm marks milestone with donation to food bank

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Detroit law firm of Dalton + Tomich, PLC has made a $10,000 donation to a local food bank.

“We wish to commemorate our milestone anniversary by making an impact on a charity during these challenging times,” said Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, founders of the law firm based at The Chrysler House on Griswold Street in Detroit. “With that, we are pleased to announce a $10,000 donation to the food bank at Trinity Church, a church that is doing critical and meaningful outreach to families in Western Wayne County and Washtenaw County.”

Ten years ago, Dalton and Tomich “set out to create a law firm based on the principles of mutual respect, trust, and the goal of guiding our clients through difficult legal issues,” they indicated.

“While so much of the world has changed over the past 10 years, the one constant for us is staying true to our principles,” they said. “As a result, we established a tremendous law firm representing clients around the United States.

“From Fortune 50 companies to small religious institutions, we have treated all of our clients the same. With offices in Detroit and Rockford, Illinois, we have learned and grown with our clients.”

Judge tosses challenge to mass mailing of ballot applications

LANSING (AP) — A judge this week dismissed lawsuits challenging the secretary of state’s mailing of absentee ballot applications to millions of voters who did not request one, ruling that Jocelyn Benson had “clear and broad” authority to do so.

State Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens’ decision had been signaled after she rejected a request for a preliminary injunction in June.

Benson, a Democrat, began sending the applications in May to all voters in the battleground state who were not already on permanent absentee ballot lists for the August primary and November general elections, as a way to encourage safe voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephens said Benson’s actions are not contrary to election law.

She noted that voters in 2018 approved a constitutional amendment letting people vote absentee for any reason.

“The Secretary of State, as chief election officer of this state, merely sent applications that will make it easier for voters to exercise that constitutional right, should they choose to do so,” she said.

When Benson announced the mass mailing, she was criticized by President Donald Trump, who wrongly stated that she was sending absentee ballots, not applications.

A record 2.5 million votes were cast in the primary three weeks ago, including a record 1.6 million absentee ballots that were submitted by mail, at a drop box or in a clerk's office.


Subscribe to the Legal News!

Full access to public notices, articles, columns, archives, statistics, calendar and more

Day Pass Only $4.95!

One-County $80/year

Three-County & Full Pass also available