Hospitality Litigation

Settlement Agreements With Airbnb Violate Separation of Powers

, New York Law Journal


In their Hospitality Litigation column, Todd Soloway and Bryan Mohler discuss the act introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly to curtail the advertisement of short-term rentals in New York, and explain how, in settling subsequent litigation with Airbnb, Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have, in an effort to protect Airbnb, undercut the express language of the statute. In so doing, the executive branch has usurped the power of New York's legislature, in direct violation of the separation of powers doctrine. Their article explores this situation and potential avenues for aggrieved parties to enforce the law against Airbnb.

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