Litigation May Not Be The Best Way To Fight Airbnb

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 2:04 PM EST) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has made waves in recent months by subpoenaing the popular “apartment-sharing” website Airbnb for information on more than 15,000 of the website’s hosts in New York City.

The subpoenas were issued as part of Schneiderman’s campaign to enforce a 2010 New York law that took effect in 2012, clamping down on “illegal hotels” across the state. With the backing of tech trade groups and civil liberties organizations, Airbnb has now mounted a high-profile defense against these subpoenas. Meanwhile, other destination...
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