NY AG Demands Airbnb Host Info In Short-Stay Crackdown

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed room-sharing company Airbnb Inc. for information about New York members listed on its website as hosts, ostensibly seeking violators of the state's law prohibiting short-stay rentals, the company announced Sunday.

The attorney general asked the company for data about all Airbnb hosts in New York this weekend in the wake of several conflicting court and regulatory agency decisions regarding the legality of specific rental agreements.

Airbnb had also recently announced that it planned to ask regular hosts to pay...
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