9th Circ. Won't Rethink Upholding Santa Monica's Airbnb Rule

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit has rejected Airbnb and Homeaway's request for either a rehearing or en banc review of its decision ending challenges to a Santa Monica, California, ordinance that requires residents to obtain licenses to list short-term rentals online.

Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway.com Inc. — which also does business as VRBO — had argued that the decision violated the First Amendment and the Communications Decency Act, and said that the ruling would curb e-commerce throughout the circuit. But in a brief order on Friday, the court denied the petition, saying a three-judge panel would not review the ruling, nor would an...

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