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Judge blocks NY's inquiry into Airbnb

Gerald Connolly voids subpoena for seeking irrelevant materials

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Staying in the clear: Airbnb has said that it wants to work with state officials to ease restrictive laws and find ways of collecting and remitting occupancy taxes. - PHOTO: AFP

[NEW YORK] New York's investigation into whether Airbnb Inc allows users to run illegal hotels hit a setback when a judge ruled that a request for information about the service's rental home providers was too broad. Acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly in Albany on Tuesday voided a