Nashville Airbnb case continues

July 28, 2017 | By CALEB TROTTER

Back in October we reported that Nashville homeowners Rachel and P.J. Anderson had prevailed in their challenge to Nashville’s restrictive and unconstitutional limitation on short-term rentals. Unfortunately, instead of doing the right thing and amending its law to respect the rights of all Nashville property owners, the city appealed that lo ...


A legislative victory in Nashville Airbnb case

August 18, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

Last month, PLF filed an amicus brief supporting the Anderson family and their right to advertise and rent out their Nashville home via Airbnb. One of the issues addressed in the brief is Nashville’s ban on signs that advertise a home’s availability as a short-term rental. The Andersons wanted to place a small, temporary sign … ...


Nashville's unconstitutional efforts to limit short-term rentals

July 08, 2016 | By CALEB TROTTER

With the rise of websites like Airbnb and VRBO, short-term rentals dramatically increase the opportunities for property-owners to supplement their income and retain flexibility with their homes. Unfortunately, last year, Nashville passed two ordinances that unconstitutionally regulate and restrict the ability of property-owners to rent their prope ...


A victory for common sense; a loss for disparate impact theory


Author: Joshua Thompson Pacific Legal Foundation is happy to report on a great victory for equality under the law.  In Oakley v. City of Memphis, the United States District Court for the Western District Tennessee, relying chiefly on the Ricci decision, held that a group of forty Caucasian and African-American police officers were discriminat ...