New Subpoena Issued in New York Airbnb Case

    A day after a New York judge ruled the state’s request for information on Airbnb hosts was too broad, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman issued a revised subpoena in it’s ongoing probe of the short-term online rental marketplace. According to Bloomberg, acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald W. Connolly said in a ruling this week that evidence in the case suggests there are hosts “regularly using their apartments to provide lodging to guests who may not be complying with the state and local tax registration and/or collection requirements.” But he rejected Schneiderman’s demand for names, addresses and other information for Airbnb hosts, saying the original subpoena sought material that was irrelevant to the inquiry. The new subpoena addresses a “narrow technical matter” raised by the judge. Read more at Bloomberg.

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