Airbnb User Seeks High Court Review In Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (July 25, 2017, 1:34 PM EDT) -- An African-American man asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider if he can proceed with his proposed race bias class action against Airbnb Inc., saying that a lower court's decision to compel arbitration gives the rental website "a sustained license to self-police its discriminatory conduct."

Gregory Selden argued in his July 11 petition that the D.C. Circuit's denial of en banc review after a lower court compelled him to arbitrate with Airbnb in November 2016 prevents him from pursuing his rights under the Civil Rights Act. Selden alleges that an Airbnb host denied him housing in Philadelphia in March 2015 — only to...

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