Articles tagged “legal”

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Airbnb Settles Race Discrimination Complaint in California

Deanna Ting, Skift

Whatever can be done to prevent discrimination and bias on the Airbnb platform is a good thing. Let's just hope this plan works toward that goal.

1 year ago

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Besides stripping away the fundamental rights of an already marginalized group, the stack of "Bathroom Bills" piling up in state legislatures around the country will only drive away meetings and conventions, and the valuable economic income they bring with them.

1 year ago

Uber Appoints Former Attorney General Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Suit

Uber Appoints Former Attorney General Holder to Review Sexual Harassment Suit

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Silicon Valley is certainly keeping former Attorney General Eric J. Holder very busy these days.

1 year ago

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

The CDA has been stretched so far to allow so many kinds of behavior by Internet companies that this is a nice victory for common sense.

2 years ago

Agritourism Is Booming and So Are Concerns Over Safety and Liability

Agritourism Is Booming and So Are Concerns Over Safety and Liability

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

Nothing worse then getting a city slicker stuck in the thresher. That will literally kill your TripAdvisor rating. Seriously though, it's better for everyone when farms think of tis as a res business, not just a one-time thing to make extra cash.

3 years ago

Cruise Line Protections Against Medical Malpractice Challenged by Ruling

Cruise Line Protections Against Medical Malpractice Challenged by Ruling

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

4 years ago

United and Orbitz Sue Site for Selling Hidden City Tickets

United and Orbitz Sue Site for Selling Hidden City Tickets

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

For consumers who don't know better, a hidden city on an outbound flight can lead to a cancellation of the return. But beyond this, Skiplagged's behavior simply calls into question airlines' over-complicated fare structures.

4 years ago

Lyft Sues Ex-COO Hired by Uber for Sharing Expansion Plans

Lyft Sues Ex-COO Hired by Uber for Sharing Expansion Plans

Karen Gullo, Bloomberg

What? Uber playing dirty?

4 years ago

Authorities Say Uber and Lyft Mislead Users About Background Checks and Fares

Authorities Say Uber and Lyft Mislead Users About Background Checks and Fares

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

The state set the stage for the background check problems when it classified the e-hail services differently than non e-hail car services that do exactly the same thing -- and provide more comprehensive safety checks.

4 years ago

U.S. Officials Tighten Practices for Stopping, Searching Private Planes

U.S. Officials Tighten Practices for Stopping, Searching Private Planes

Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times

Private pilots have complained about officials' aggressive search techniques and their success rate suggests better tracking is needed to shift focus from innocent pilots to those engaged in criminal activity.

4 years ago

New York Attorney General Wants to Shut Down Airbnb’s ‘Illegal Hotels’

New York Attorney General Wants to Shut Down Airbnb’s ‘Illegal Hotels’

Keri Geige, Bloomberg

We've reached the very odd point where Airbnb's bogus claim of "regular New Yorkers" is butting up against the AG's dubious "illegal hotels." But it is really so much more complex than this, on both sides of the equation.

4 years ago

Airbnb and New York City’s Conflict Will Continue Until Judge’s Ruling

Airbnb and New York City’s Conflict Will Continue Until Judge’s Ruling

Christie Smythe, Bloomberg

Both parties have attempted to settle since they first began speaking in August, but this will play out much more publicly now.

4 years ago