February 12, 2016
A lawsuit filed Friday by two Airbnb “hosts” claims that the $25.5 billion company’s entire business model is illegal. The complaint, filed by Francesco Plazza and Sylvie Naude — the proprietors of Indigo House, a Midtown-based firm offering luxury short-term rentals in units around the city – asserts that Airbnb acts as an unlicensed real estate broker….
Source: http://therealdeal.com/2016/02/12/competitor-alleges-airbnb-is-an-illegal-broker/