Palm Springs Airbnb: a squatter’s paradise, Daily Journal
By Tad A. Devlin, Esq. and Sheila Pham, Esq.
(August 4, 2014)
The myriad unanswered legal issues facing the exploding yet still-nascent sharing economy requires that it works with the insurance industry to ensure there are no surprises. Consider, for instance, what happens when claims arise from a host-guest relationship in the home sharing space.
The insurance industry has always quickly adapted to the changing marketplace, and will continue to do so, especially if states enact laws to address the share economy. For example, in California, in response to the exponential growth and use of transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, a bill before the California state senate…