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Airbnb sells out hosts in NYC lawsuit settlement

After rallying hosts to fight a New York state law that fines them for posting technically illegal listings on Airbnb, the company has abandoned the cause. 
Airbnb settled a lawsuit against New York on Friday on the condition that fines for violating the state’s apartment rental rules would only be leveled against hosts and not the company. The law was always written in a way that implied its fines of up to $7,500 would apply to hosts, but now Airbnb has that distinction in writing. 
“We very much see this as a material step forward for our hosts, with Airbnb and the

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