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11/29/2018
The Oregonian – Oregon Airbnb discrimination suit can proceed, judge rules

An Oregon class action lawsuit that alleges Airbnb allows discrimination against black users can move forward, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The lawsuit contends the vacation rental website, which connects homeowners with travelers looking to rent a room, allows the homeowners to discriminate by requiring would-be guests to register with their full name and a […]

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11/29/2018
The Sydney Morning Herald – Former policeman filmed Airbnb guests in shower with hidden cameras

A policeman turned prison officer who filmed women using the shower in his Airbnb homestay in New Zealand, then uploaded the videos to a porn site, has been sent to prison. Tony Greathead, 36, was sentenced in Hastings District Court on Tuesday, when a suppression order protecting his identity was also lifted. Greathead presented himself […]

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11/29/2018
CBS SF BayArea – San Francisco Officials Shut Down Illegal Airbnb ‘Hotel Chain’

A San Francisco couple has been fined $2.25 million and ordered to not engage in listing their real estate properties on sites like Airbnb until 2025 for repeated violations of the city’s short term rental laws, the city attorney announced Monday. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said landlords Darren and Valerie Lee have been running “an […]

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11/29/2018
San Francisco Chronicle – SF fines Airbnb landlords $2.25 million for illegal rentals

Airbnb crime doesn’t pay. That’s the message San Francisco wants to send after a well-heeled couple who turned 14 city apartments into illegal hotels through the vacation-rental service agreed to a $2.25 million settlement. Darren and Valerie Lee agreed to pay that amount for penalties and investigation costs. In addition, they are barred for at […]

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11/29/2018
New York Post – Hell’s Kitchen condo residents are rebelling against its ‘creepy’ boss

Enraged residents of a Hell’s Kitchen condo are rebelling against the flashy building boss who they claim has turned the luxe tower into an illegal, short-term rental “gulag.” Daniel Neiditch’s firm, River to River Realty, is not just the exclusive Realtor for the Atelier, located 635 W. 42nd St., he is also the building’s manager […]