SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has expressed skepticism that a San Francisco ordinance setting fines for Airbnb if it processes bookings of units not registered with the city violates federal law.
Airbnb has argued that the ordinance would put it in an editorial role that would illegally treat it as the publisher of third-party ads.
Almost a year after San Francisco's law requiring Airbnb hosts to register with the city, even Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky has admitted he has failed to do so. As of February 1, 2015, San Francisco law has been that any unit being ren...
Airbnb has sued San Francisco in federal court in an attempt to block its home city’s plan to fine the company for unregistered apartment rentals.
The city of San Francisco has issued notices to 15 Airbnb hosts, alleging that they are in violation of the city's laws for short-term rentals in a total of 73 residential units.
Airbnb sued the city of San Francisco on Monday, arguing that a recent ordinance which requires hosts to register with the city violates the online home-sharing company’s free speech rights. A San Francisco law slated to take effect...