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[10WashJLTech&Arts329] Travelers Beware: Tort Liability in the Sharing Economy

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dc.contributor.author Loucks, Talia G.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T14:57:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T14:57:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.citation 10 WASH. J.L. TECH.& ARTS 329 (2015) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1454
dc.description Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Volume 10, Issue 4, Spring 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Participation in the sharing economy makes consumers’ lives easier. From the rental of a house or room via room share sites like Airbnb to getting a ride around the city using rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft, travelers have found less traditional and more affordable ways to explore. With these innovations, however, come risks for users. For example, Airbnb hosts do not owe guests the same duties as a hotel operator. Additionally, drivers’ insurance policies may not apply when operating for profit through a rideshare program. This Article examines the current liability issues that arise in the sharing economy. The law lacks clear, uniform guidance, as each city and state chooses to treat these companies differently. Because of this, sharing economy participants must be aware of the potential liability faced in a rapidly growing economy where the law is playing catch-up. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Corporate & Commercial en_US
dc.title [10WashJLTech&Arts329] Travelers Beware: Tort Liability in the Sharing Economy en_US
dc.title.alternative Travelers Beware: Tort Liability in the Sharing Economy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2015 Talia G. Loucks en_US

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