Federal Judge Blocks NYC’s Airbnb Crackdown

January 11, 2019

Via: FindLaw

The litigation between Airbnb and New York City is starting to heat up as the like-Uber-but-for-hotels company won a rather and significant motion in federal court.

Airbnb successfully moved for a preliminary injunction blocking NYC’s latest anti-Airbnb law that would have required the company to send monthly reports to city investigators, providing private data on their hosts. And while the newly emerged short-term rental market is a big problem in places suffering from an affordable housing shortage, a federal judge ruled that the law goes too far, and appears to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of the Airbnb hosts.

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