Airbnb Slaps Anaheim With Suit Over Short-Term Rental Law

Law360, Los Angeles (August 1, 2016, 5:09 PM EDT) -- User-based room rental service Airbnb has sued the city of Anaheim in California federal court, saying a new city ordinance barring short-term rentals and imposing fines on websites that do so is a violation of the First Amendment and the Communications Decency Act.

The San Francisco-based company filed suit on Thursday, claiming that Anaheim’s new law, which passed on July 12 and goes into effect Aug. 11, flies in the face of the CDA since it treats online platforms such as Airbnb as the publisher of third-party...
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Case Information

Case Title

Airbnb, Inc. v. City of Anaheim

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Date Filed

July 28, 2016

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