NYC Lawmakers Grill Airbnb, Task Force Over Law Breakers

Law360, New York (January 20, 2015, 6:59 PM EST) -- During a hearing over the oversight of short-term rentals, New York City Council members took aim at both Airbnb Inc. and the mayor's Office of Special Enforcement over allegedly falling short when it comes to finding violators of local laws.

City lawmakers at the hearing blasted an Airbnb executive over the company allegedly not doing enough to take down New York City listings where the host is in violation of city or state laws, and also lambasted the mayor's Office of Special Enforcement over not pushing for more resources in order to take a more proactive approach at investigating and fining...

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