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Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host's Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

by , 10/07/13
filed under: New York City, News

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A ruling made by an NYC judge fining an Airbnb host $2,400 for renting out his room caused quite a stir in May, but now another judge has overturned the decision. The victory is a boon to New York’s sharing economy but the circumstances of the appeal were quite specific. Find out more about the distinction that the judge made between a legal rental and an illegal one here.

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