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Airbnb, HomeAway Can't Halt Santa Monica Licensing Law

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday rejected Airbnb and HomeAway’s bid to stop enforcement of a Santa Monica ordinance requiring residents using the home-sharing websites to be licensed, rejecting arguments the law violates the California Coastal Act, the First Amendment and the federal Communications Decency Act.

The order by U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II denied the motion from the two companies, which was filed as part of their litigation against the California beach city’s law curbing short-term vacation rentals. The preliminary injunction sought to...
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Case Title

HomeAway.com, Inc. v. City of Santa Monica


Case Number

2:16-cv-06641

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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Otis D. Wright, II

Date Filed

September 2, 2016


Case Title

Airbnb, Inc. v. City of Santa Monica


Case Number

2:16-cv-06645

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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Otis D. Wright, II

Date Filed

September 2, 2016

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