New York Goes to War Against Airbnb for Disrupting Hotel Business
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As far as the state of New York is concerned, most of Airbnb's business is illegal.
What had been a relatively civil legal proceeding spilled into the press this week when the rental startup and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met in court on Tuesday. Airbnb has said the attorney general “is determined to fight innovation and attack regular people.” The attorney general's office claims it has worked with numerous other tech companies to stamp out illegal activity, but that Airbnb is being evasive.