But before you pop those Champagne bottles and start running a hotel tax-free out of your living room, hold up.
The decision was small and technical and will only lead back to the courtroom. The issue? The judge said that Schneiderman's subpoena was too broad because it covered more people than just hosts in New York City or other places that have this type of 30-days-and-under sublet.
But prepare for round two. The judge found that a "substantial" number of Airbnb users were violating illegal hotel and tax laws, and ruled against Airbnb on just about everything else. Meanwhile, Schneiderman's office is preparing to reissue the subpoena, a spokesperson said in a statement to Gothamist, and it will presumably be rewritten to satisfy the judge's concerns.
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