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Santa Monica Urges 9th Circ. To OK Home-Share Ordinance

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 8:42 PM EDT) -- Santa Monica, California, slammed Airbnb and HomeAway’s bid to nix a city ordinance requiring residents who use the home-sharing websites for short-term rentals to obtain licenses, telling the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that the companies' argument that the Communications Decency Act preempts the ordinance is flawed.

The beach city filed its brief in response to Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway.com Inc.’s opening brief before the Ninth Circuit. In their appeal, the popular booking sites asked the court to overturn a lower court’s denial of a preliminary injunction that...
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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

Judge

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


Case Title

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


Case Number

18-55367

Court

Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

March 21, 2018

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