Friday, November 30, 2018

Suits Proliferating Against Airbnb Over West Bank Delistings

Lawsuits are proliferating against Airbnb for its decision last week to delist rentals in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.  In addition to the arbitration proceeding previously reported, a suit under the federal Fair Housing Act was filed in Delaware federal district court. Delaware is Airbnb's state of incorporation. (Reuters). According to JTA, the 18 plaintiffs in the lawsuit either own property in Israel or have rented property there in the past through Airbnb. Separately a suit was filed against Airbnb in an Israeli court alleging discrimination in violation of Israeli law, and a separate suit in Israeli courts against Human Rights Watch for its involvement in Airbnb's action is in the offing. (JTA).