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Airbnb Wins Preliminary Ruling Blocking NYC Demand for Data

A U.S. District judge granted a request for an injunction against the city ordinance to turn over the names and addresses of Airbnb renters.

(Bloomberg)—A federal judge blocked a New York City law aimed at cracking down on home-sharing companies.

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer on Thursday granted a request by Airbnb Inc. and HomeAway Inc. to issue a temporary injunction against the city ordinance, which was set to take effect Feb. 2.

Under the law, Airbnb and similar sites must turn over to the city the names and addresses of renters and say whether rentals are for a whole apartment or just a room -- disclosures that would help the city enforce a law that makes it illegal for most landlords to rent an apartment for fewer than 30 days.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Van Voris in federal court in Manhattan at [email protected] To contact the editors responsible for this story: David Glovin at [email protected] Joe Schneider

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