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Homeaway.com, Inc. v. City of Santa Monica

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

March 13, 2019

HomeAway.com, Inc.; Airbnb Inc., Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
City of Santa Monica, Defendant-Appellee. HomeAway.Com, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellant, and Airbnb Inc., Plaintiff,
v.
City of Santa Monica, Defendant-Appellee. AIRBNB INC., Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
CITY OF SANTA MONICA, Defendant-Appellee.

          Argued and Submitted October 12, 2018 Pasadena, California

          Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California D.C. Nos. 2:16-cv-06641-ODW-AFM 2:16-cv-06645-ODW-AFM Otis D. Wright II, District Judge, Presiding.

          Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. (argued) and Chad Golder, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, D.C.; Joseph W. Cotchett and Alexandra P. Summer, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Santa Monica, California; Jonathan H. Blavin and Joshua Patashnik, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, San Francisco, California; John B. Major, Munger, Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles, California; for Plaintiff-Appellant Airbnb, Inc.

          Stephen M. Rummage and Ambika K. Doran, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, Washington, for Plaintiff-Appellant HomeAway.com, Inc.

          George S. Cardona (argued), Deputy City Attorney; Lane Dilg, City Attorney; Yibin Shen, Chief Deputy City Attorney; Heidi Von Tongeln and Michael R. Cobden, Deputy City Attorneys; Santa Monica City Attorney's Office, Santa Monica, California, for Defendant-Appellee.

          David Salmons, Bryan Killian, and James Nelson, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington, D.C., for Amici Curiae Chris Cox and NetChoice.

          Catherine R. Gellis, Esq., Sausalito, California, for Amicus Curiae Floor64, Inc. d/b/a The Copia Institute.

          Ian C. Ballon and Lori Chang, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Los Angeles, California, for Amici Curiae Ebay Inc., Glassdoor, Inc., Lyft, Inc., Offerup, Inc., Taskrabbit, Inc., Thumbtack, Inc., Uber Technologies, Inc., and Upwork, Inc.

          Christi Hogin, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Manhattan Beach, California, for Amici Curiae League of California Cities, International Municipal Lawyers Association, and California State Association of Counties.

          Jeremy B. Rosen, Eric S. Boorstin, and Ryan C. Chapman, Horvitz & Levy LLP, Burbank, California; Michael T. Williams and Allison R. Mclaughlin, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP, Denver, Colorado; David C. Frederick, Brendan J. Crimmins, and Rachel P. May, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C., for Amicus Curiae Apartment Investment and Management Company.

          Heidi Palutke, Sacramento, California, for Amicus Curiae California Apartment Association.

          Edward M. Schulman, Ballston Tower, Arlington, Virginia, for Amicus Curiae AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

          Gary S. Kessler, Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP, Sherman Oaks, California, for Amicus Curiae Community Associations Institute.

          Abbey R. Stemler and Matthew C. Turk, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana; Jahan C. Sagafi and Relic Sun, Outten & Golden LLP, San Francisco, California; Peter Romer-Friedman, Outten & Golden LLP, Washington, D.C., for Amici Curiae Internet, Business, and Local Government Law Professors.

          Richard G. McCracken and Paul L. More, McCracken, Stemerman & Holsberry, LLP, San Francisco, California, for Amicus Curiae UNITE HERE International Union.

          Dennis J. Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney; Christine Van Aken, Chief of Appellate Litigation; Yvonne R. Meré, Chief of Complex and Affirmative Litigation; Sara J. Eisenberg, Deputy City Attorney; San Francisco, California for Amicus Curiae City and County of San Francisco.

          Karl A. Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., for Amicus Curiae District of Columbia.

          Andre M. Davis, City Solicitor, City of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, for Amicus Curiae Mayor and City Council of Baltimore.

          Zach Klein, Columbus City Attorney, Columbus, Ohio, for Amicus Curiae City of Columbus.

          Barbara J. Parker, Oakland City Attorney; Maria Bee, Special Counsel; Erin Bernstein, Supervising Deputy City Attorney; Oakland, California; for Amicus Curiae City of Oakland. Peter S. Holmes, Seattle City Attorney, Seattle, Washington, for Amicus Curiae City of Seattle.

          Jill E. Habig, Founder & President; Joanna Pearl, Legal Director; Oakland, California; for Amicus Curiae Public Rights Project, A Project of Tides Center.

          Before: Mary M. Schroeder and Jacqueline H. Nguyen, Circuit Judges, and Michael H. Simon, [*] District Judge.

         SUMMARY [**]

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