A Look At Airbnb's Legal Battles Across The US

Law360, New York (May 9, 2017, 12:20 PM EDT) -- As Airbnb seeks to expand in China[1] much like Uber’s aborted invasion[2], it is rapidly trying to improve its compliance image at home. In its ongoing efforts to placate local officials by giving up some of its hosts who may be violating local laws, Airbnb has surrendered yet again. This time in its hometown, San Francisco.

“In the settlement, Airbnb essentially agreed to San Francisco’s demand to be more transparent about its hosts and to help enforce existing registration laws”[3]. This battle[4] and others with New York City[5], Santa Monica[6], Nashville[7], Chicago and New Orleans[8] started last year when these municipalities...

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