NYC Takes Action – Sues 2 airbnb Hosts

NYC Sues First of Many Illegal Airbnb-ers From New York, October 17, 2014 Wasting no time since the state attorney general declared 72 percent of local Airbnb apartment listings illegal, the city is going on the offensive. The de Blasio administration has been granted a preliminary injunction against the owners of two residential buildings allegedly […]

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New York’s Attorney General Issues Report About Airbnb in New York City

New York’s Attorney General asserts that 72% of airbnb listings over 4 year time period were illegal From The Attorney General, State of New York, October 16, 2014 INTRODUCTION The rapid rise of short-term rental platforms like Airbnb have dramatically expanded the use of traditional apartments as transient hotel rooms—sparking a public debate in New […]

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airbnb Seeks Busiess Travelers Who Want (Often Illegal) Urban Vacation Rentals

Airbnb is courting entrepreneurs and shunning corporate road warriors From Quartz, October 15, 2014 Privately owned apartments and houses are increasingly being seen as a cheaper, more spacious options for employees on the road. This summer, corporate travel and expense administrator Concur Technologies expanded its booking options to include listings from Airbnb, the most prominent of the […]

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airbnb and the Disabled

Uber and Airbnb Leave Disabled People Behind From The Daily Beast, October 4, 2014 Uber is facing a lawsuit for discriminating against blind passengers, while many Airbnb rentals don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the so-called “sharing economy” continues to upend the transportation and hotel industries, companies like Uber and Airbnb now serve […]

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airbnb Legal Considerations in Canada

Reasonable Doubt: Airbnb comes with legal obligations From Straight.com September 26, 2014 Airbnb intrigues me—as a traveller and as a lawyer. … If you’re hosting an Airbnb or thinking about it, you’ll have legal obligations depending on many factors. These factors include the city you live in, the type of accommodation you’re offering up, your […]

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The Oreogn Insurance Commissioner Weighs in on airbnb and uber

Airbnb, Uber not insured in Oregon From the Spokesman-Review, September 21, 2014 PORTLAND – Typical insurance policies won’t cover people participating in the “sharing economy” by renting out their home or using their car for a driving service, Oregon’s insurance commissioner warned Friday. The state’s insurance regulator previously had stayed quiet about the ways Oregonians might or […]

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airbnb’s $1,000,000 Insurance Claim Questioned by New York Lawmakers

Lawmakers call for Airbnb investigation over misleading insurance claim From the New York Daily News, September 18, 2014 Two Albany lawmakers are calling on State Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky to investigate the popular apartment sharing website Airbnb for what they call misleading insurance policies. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and Assemblyman Francisco Moya in a letter to […]

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