July 28, 2016
Airbnb sued the city of Anaheim on Thursday, challenging a new city law that imposes fines on short-term rental sites for listing homes and apartments that violate the city’s rental regulations. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, marks the second time in so many months that the popular rental site has sued a city over regulations that target online rental sites over violations committed by hosts who use the sites. Airbnb sued its hometown of San Francisco last month over a law that called for penalties against rental websites that post properties for owners who don’t have a city permit or exceed the number of nights allowed to rent. In the latest lawsuit, Airbnb argues that Anaheim’s new law unfairly make Airbnb and other rental sites responsible for making sure that the properties listed in Anaheim meet city regulations….
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-airbnb-anaheim-20160728-snap-story.html