Feb 14, 2020
Airbnb Says it’s in Settlement Talks With New York Over Data Law
(Bloomberg) -- Airbnb Inc. and New York City told a judge they’re in talks to resolve the company’s lawsuit over a municipal ordinance requiring home-sharing firms to turn over renter data on hosts and their guests.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan granted a request from lawyers for New York and Airbnb to temporarily put the case on hold while the parties negotiate. He ordered them to update the court in 30 days.
Airbnb’s August 2018 complaint called the law an “extraordinary act of government overreach.” The judge about a year ago issued a preliminary injunction putting the on hold while the case proceeds.
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