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NY governor directs state regulator to issue temporary permits to out-of-state insurance adjusters

Following a historic winter storm that has buried parts of the state in nearly seven feet of snow, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has ordered the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue temporary adjuster permits to qualified independent insurance adjusters from out-of-state. The measure is being taken to expedite insurance claims related … Read more

NCLAT directs Jet Airways’ new owner to clear unpaid provident fund, dues

Insolvency appellate tribunal NCLAT on Friday directed Jet Airways’ new owner – Jalan-Kalrock consortium – to pay the unpaid provident fund and gratuity dues of employees of the carrier, which is going to restart its operation. It has directed the former resolution professional to “compute the payments to be made to workmen … Read more

NCLAT rejects Amazon’s plea against CCI order, directs to deposit Rs 200 cr

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Monday rejected Amazon’s plea challenging the decision of fair trade regulator CCI to suspend the approval for the e-commerce major’s deal with Future Coupons. A two-member bench comprising Justice M Venugopal and Ashok Kumar Mishra, upheld the findings of the Competition … Read more

NCLAT directs new board of IL&FS to pay lenders on a pro-rata basis

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has directed the new board of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) to pay lenders on a pro-rata basis first as opposed to the normal course of payment prescribed under Section 53 (distribution of assets) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). This will … Read more

Cannes’ Vicky Krieps-Starrer “Corsage” Heading to IFC Films, Marie Kreutzer Directs

Vicky Krieps is continuing her Cannes hot streak. One of her upcoming projects, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s “Hot Milk,” was acquired out of the Marché du Film; she’s starring in two Un Certain Regard features, Emily Atef’s “More Than Ever” and Marie Kreutzer’s “Corsage”; and Variety has announced that North American rights to the latter film, an … Read more

Watch: Bella Ramsey Shares Her Passions in “Catherine Called Birdy” Clip, Lena Dunham Directs

After 13 years in development, we finally have a glimpse of Lena Dunham’s adaptation of Karen Cushman’s 1994 historical YA novel, “Catherine Called Birdy.” Teen Vogue premiered a first-look clip and spoke to writer-director Dunham and star Bella Ramsey (“Game of Thrones”) about the film. Set in 13th century England, the story sees Birdy (Ramsey) … Read more

Garland directs U.S. Marshals to ensure Supreme Court justices’ safety after abortion draft

A pedestrian walks past non-scalable fencing after it was installed overnight around the U.S. Supreme Court Building amid ongoing abortion-rights demonstrations May 5, 2022 in Washington, DC. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images The head of the Department of Justice on Wednesday directed the U.S. Marshals Service to “help ensure” the safety of Supreme Court justices … Read more

NCLT directs to initate insolvency proceedings against Andhra Cement

The National Company Law Tribunal has directed to initiate insolvency proceedings against Andhra Cement, a company owned by the debt-ridden Jaypee Group. The Hyderabad bench of the NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) has also appointed Nirav K Pujara as the Interim Resolution Professional (IRP) of the company, and declared a … Read more

Trailer Watch: Claire Danes Investigates a Local Legend in “The Essex Serpent,” Clio Barnard Directs

“I’d rather believe in a creature that people have actually seen than an invisible god. Is that blasphemy?” Claire Danes asks a pastor in a new trailer for “The Essex Serpent.” The three-time Emmy winner returns to the small screen in the Apple TV+ adaptation of Sarah Perry’s bestselling novel, a story set in Victorian … Read more

Jennifer Lopez Doc “Halftime” to Open Tribeca Film Fest, Amanda Micheli Directs

Jennifer Lopez is heading towards the Bronx to debut her latest project. A press release announced that a Netflix doc about the global superstar will open the 2022 edition of Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amanda Micheli (“One Nation Under Dog”), the doc sees Lopez, a two-time Grammy nominee, reflecting on “her milestones and evolution … Read more