Case: Selden v. Airbnb, Inc.

1:16-cv-00933 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: May 17, 2016

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Case Summary

On May 17, 2016, an African American man whose request for accommodations through Airbnb was rejected because of his race, brought this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He sued Airbnb under Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, alleging that he, and all others similarly situated, had been injured by the pertinent discriminatory acts or practices committed by Airbnb's host agents, representatives, and servants. Specifically, t…

On May 17, 2016, an African American man whose request for accommodations through Airbnb was rejected because of his race, brought this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He sued Airbnb under Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, alleging that he, and all others similarly situated, had been injured by the pertinent discriminatory acts or practices committed by Airbnb's host agents, representatives, and servants. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that while planning a trip to Philadelphia, PA, he tried to use the housing accommodation service known as Airbnb but was told by an agent of Airbnb that the accommodation he was interested in was no longer available. However, the plaintiff soon found out that the accommodation was in fact still available, and after creating two fake accounts, one of a black man and one of a white man, he found that the Airbnb host only offered the accommodation to the white individual.

Represented by Emejuru & Nyomnbi L.L.C., the plaintiff asked for judgment and damages including compensatory, statutory, and punitive damages, and attorneys' fees. On May 20, 2016, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint that also alleged a violation of the Fair Housing Act. The plaintiff filed another amended complaint on June 27.

On July 13, 2016, the defendant filed a motion to compel arbitration and dismiss the case. In a November 1, 2016 opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper found that the plaintiff had entered into a valid and enforceable arbitration agreement with Airbnb, and therefore granted Airbnb's motion to compel arbitration and stay the case. On November 7, 2016, the plaintiff filed a motion for certification for interlocutory appeal, which the court denied on December 19. On February 2, 2017, the Circuit Court dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction, and subsequently denied rehearing en banc. 681 Fed.Appx. 1. The plaintiff then appealed to the Supreme Court, which denied certiorari on October 2, 2017. 138 S.Ct. 222.

Arbitration continued for nearly two years. On May 30, 2019, the arbitrator granted the defendant's motion for summary judgement in full. The arbitrator said that the most troubling piece of the case was the defendant's requirement that potential renters submit a picture of themselves before renting. But because the defendant had ended this practice, the arbitrator found the case moot.

The plaintiff moved to vacate arbitration, alleging that the arbitrator overstepped by denying the plaintiff's requests for depositions. Claiming that the plaintiff "has not shouldered the heavy burden required to vacate an arbitration decision", the judge denied the motion on Nov 27, 2019. The court found that the plaintiff did not request the depositions of Airbnb representatives in a timely manner; therefore, the arbitrator did not unreasonably deny a timely request for depositions. Even if he did, claimed the court, the plaintiff did not not met his burden to establish grounds to vacate the arbitrator's decision.

The plaintiff appealed this decision to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on December 24, 2019. This case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Saeeda Joseph-Charles (12/17/2016)

Virginia Weeks (2/22/2018)

Maddie McFee (6/3/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Cooper, Christopher Reid (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Emejuru, Ikechukwu (Maryland)

Nyombi, Andrew (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kennedy, Ellen S. (District of Columbia)

Kisloff, Michelle A. (District of Columbia)

Marotta, Sean (District of Columbia)

Welborn, Kaitlin (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Cooper, Christopher Reid (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Emejuru, Ikechukwu (Maryland)

Nyombi, Andrew (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kennedy, Ellen S. (District of Columbia)

Kisloff, Michelle A. (District of Columbia)

Marotta, Sean (District of Columbia)

Welborn, Kaitlin (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:16-cv-00933

Docket [PACER]

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Docket
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1:16-cv-00933

Class Action Complaint

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

Complaint
6

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Amended Complaint

Selden v. Airbnb

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

Complaint
19

1:16-cv-00933

Memorandum Opinion [Granting Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration]

Selden v. Airbnb

2016 WL 6476934

Nov. 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

Order/Opinion
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Plaintiff Gregory Selden's Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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1:16-cv-00933

Opinion and Order

Nov. 27, 2019

Nov. 27, 2019

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4214755/selden-v-airbnb-inc/

Last updated Aug. 30, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

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COMPLAINT CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against Airbnb Inc. with Jury Demand ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4532568) filed by Gregory Selden. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Civil Summons)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/18/2016) (jd). (Entered: 05/17/2016)

1 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons Civil Summons

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May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew Nyombi on behalf of Gregory Selden (Nyombi, Andrew) (Entered: 05/17/2016)

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

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Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth)

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

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NOTICE OF CORRRECTED/AMENDED COMPLAINT by GREGORY SELDEN (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 05/18/2016)

May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

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SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to AIRBNB, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 05/18/2016)

May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. AIRBNB, INC. served on 5/19/2016, answer due 6/9/2016 (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 05/20/2016)

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

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AMENDED COMPLAINT against GREGORY SELDEN with Jury Demand filed by GREGORY SELDEN.(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 05/20/2016)

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

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RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. GREGORY SELDEN served on 5/23/2016, answer due 6/13/2016 (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 05/25/2016)

May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond by AIRBNB, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 06/08/2016)

June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 8 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to 6 Plaintiff's Amended Complaint in this action on or before July 13, 2016. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/8/2016. (lccrc3)

June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to 6 Plaintiff's Amended Complaint in this action on or before 7/13/2016. (kt)

June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Certify Class by GREGORY SELDEN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 06/23/2016)

June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

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MOTION to Amend/Correct COMPLAINT by GREGORY SELDEN (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Second Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit SAC - Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Proposed Order)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 06/24/2016)

June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

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MINUTE ORDER granting Plaintiff's 9 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time; granting 10 Plaintiff's Unopposed Motion to Amend/Correct: It is hereby ORDERED that the deadline for Plaintiff to file his motion for class certification be STAYED until the Court rules on any forthcoming Rule 12 motions. The Court will set a briefing schedule for Plaintiff's motion for class certification, if necessary, at an Initial Scheduling Conference, following its resolution of any Rule 12 motions. It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff be granted leave to file a Second Amended Complaint and that Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint be deemed filed as of June 27, 2016. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/27/2016. (lccrc3)

June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

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Second AMENDED COMPLAINT against AIRBNB, INC. with Jury Demand filed by GREGORY SELDEN.(td) (Entered: 06/28/2016)

June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Sean Marotta on behalf of AIRBNB, INC. (Marotta, Sean) (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

PACER
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MOTION to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss by AIRBNB, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration, # 3 Exhibit A to Declaration, # 4 Exhibit B to Declaration, # 5 Exhibit C to Declaration, # 6 Exhibit D to Declaration, # 7 Exhibit E to Declaration, # 8 Text of Proposed Order)(Kennedy, Ellen). Added MOTION to Dismiss, MOTION to Stay on 7/28/2016 (td). (Entered: 07/13/2016)

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8 Text of Proposed Order

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July 13, 2016

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RESPONSE re 13 MOTION to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss filed by GREGORY SELDEN. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Table of Contents/Authorities, # 2 Declaration Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 07/27/2016)

July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply in Support of Motion to Compel Arbitration by AIRBNB, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Marotta, Sean) (Entered: 07/29/2016)

July 29, 2016

July 29, 2016

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MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant file its reply in support of its 13 Motion to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss by August 15, 2016. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/1/2016. (lccrc2)

Aug. 1, 2016

Aug. 1, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines: ORDERED that Defendant file its reply in support of its 13 Motion to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss by August 15, 2016. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/1/2016. (lsj)

Aug. 2, 2016

Aug. 2, 2016

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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AIRBNB, INC. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 08/09/2016)

Aug. 9, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 13 MOTION to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss MOTION to Stay filed by AIRBNB, INC.. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 08/15/2016)

Aug. 15, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016

PACER

Minute Order: The parties are hereby ORDERED to appear before the Court to present oral arguments re Defendant's Motion 13 to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss on 10/12/2016 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 27A before Judge Christopher R. Cooper. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 9/29/16. (lsj)

Sept. 29, 2016

Sept. 29, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Defendant is hereby ORDERED to file a supplemental declaration on or before October 11, 2016 explaining whether the "wireframe images" attached as Exhibit A to the Declaration of Kyle Miller are accurate representations of the Airbnb sign-up screen, in both size and content, as it would have appeared on a mobile device on the relevant dates. If the images are not accurate representations of how the screens would have appeared on a mobile device, Defendant is hereby ORDERED, if possible, to include and attest to the accuracy of such mobile-device images in its supplemental declaration. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/6/2016. (lccrc3)

Oct. 6, 2016

Oct. 6, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Supplemental Memorandum due by 10/11/2016. (zlsj)

Oct. 7, 2016

Oct. 7, 2016

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AFFIDAVIT Supplemental Declaration of Kyle Miller by AIRBNB, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6)(Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 10/11/2016)

Oct. 11, 2016

Oct. 11, 2016

PACER

Minute Order: Motions Hearing held before Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/12/2016. Oral arguments submitted. Defendant AIRBNB, Inc.'s Motion 13 to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss or, in the Alternative, to Stay Pending Arbitration is taken under advisement. Court Reporter Elizabeth Saint-Loth. (lsj)

Oct. 12, 2016

Oct. 12, 2016

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MEMORANDUM OPINION re 13 Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss, or, in the Alternative, to Stay Pending Arbitration. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/1/2016. (lccrc3) (Entered: 11/01/2016)

Nov. 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

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ORDER granting 13 Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration and Dismiss, or, in the alternative, to Stay Pending Arbitration. All proceedings are hereby STAYED pending arbitration. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/1/2016. (lccrc3) (Entered: 11/01/2016)

Nov. 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

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MINUTE ORDER: The parties are further ORDERED to file a joint status report at the conclusion of arbitration proceedings or by May 1, 2017 if the proceedings have not concluded by that date. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/1/2016. (lccrc3)

Nov. 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

PACER

Case Stayed (zlsj)

Nov. 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/1/2017. (zlsj)

Nov. 1, 2016

Nov. 1, 2016

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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 20 Order on Motion to Compel, Order on Motion to Dismiss, Order on Motion to Stay, 19 Memorandum & Opinion by GREGORY SELDEN. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0090-4733462. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Nyombi, Andrew) (Entered: 11/04/2016)

Nov. 4, 2016

Nov. 4, 2016

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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed, and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals fee was paid this date re 21 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court,. (znmw) (Entered: 11/07/2016)

Nov. 7, 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

PACER
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MOTION for Certification for interlocatory appeal by GREGORY SELDEN (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu). Added MOTION to Dismiss on 11/8/2016 (znmw). (Entered: 11/07/2016)

Nov. 7, 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

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USCA Case Number 16-7139 for 21 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by GREGORY SELDEN. (zrdj)

Nov. 9, 2016

Nov. 9, 2016

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 23 MOTION for Certification for interlocatory appeal MOTION to Dismiss by AIRBNB, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

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MINUTE ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Defendant's response is due on or before December 2, 2016. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/18/2016. (lccrc3)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Responses due by 12/2/2016 (zlsj)

Nov. 21, 2016

Nov. 21, 2016

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RESPONSE re 23 MOTION for Certification for interlocatory appeal MOTION to Dismiss filed by AIRBNB, INC.. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 12/01/2016)

Dec. 1, 2016

Dec. 1, 2016

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 23 MOTION for Certification for interlocatory appeal MOTION to Dismiss by GREGORY SELDEN (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 12/07/2016)

Dec. 7, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Plaintiff shall submit his Reply brief by December 12, 2016. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/7/2016. (lccrc3)

Dec. 7, 2016

Dec. 7, 2016

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Reply Brief due by 12/12/2016. (zlsj)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 23 MOTION for Certification for interlocatory appeal MOTION to Dismiss filed by GREGORY SELDEN. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 12/12/2016)

Dec. 12, 2016

Dec. 12, 2016

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ORDER denying 23 Motion for Certification of Interlocutory Appeal, or in the alternative, to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/19/2016. (lccrc3) (Entered: 12/19/2016)

Dec. 19, 2016

Dec. 19, 2016

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Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to US Court of Appeals re 28 ORDER denying Motion for Certification of Interlocutory Appeal, or in the alternative, to Dismiss; USCA Case Number 16-7139. (znmw) (Entered: 12/20/2016)

Dec. 20, 2016

Dec. 20, 2016

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MANDATE of USCA as to 21 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by GREGORY SELDEN ; USCA Case Number 16-7139. (Attachments: # 1 USCA Order)(td) (Entered: 04/21/2017)

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April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

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Case Stayed (zlsj)

April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

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Joint STATUS REPORT by AIRBNB, INC.. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 05/01/2017)

May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

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TRANSCRIPT OF MOTION HEARING before Judge Christopher R. Cooper held on 10-12-2016; Page Numbers: 1 - 42. Date of Issuance: 12-13-2017. Court Reporter/Transcriber Elizabeth SaintLoth, Telephone number 202-354-3242, Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporte r referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 1/3/2018. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/13/2018. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/13/2018.(Saint-Loth, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

Dec. 13, 2017

Dec. 13, 2017

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MINUTE ORDER: The parties are directed to file a joint notice on or before February 8, 2018 advising the Court of the status of any arbitration proceedings in this case. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/1/2018. (lccrc3)

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 2/8/2018 (lsj)

Feb. 1, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018

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Joint STATUS REPORT by AIRBNB, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 02/08/2018)

Feb. 8, 2018

Feb. 8, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of the 33 status report, the parties are directed to file a further joint status report on or before May 10, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/9/2018. (lccrc3)

Feb. 9, 2018

Feb. 9, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/10/2018 (lsj)

Feb. 12, 2018

Feb. 12, 2018

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Joint STATUS REPORT by AIRBNB, INC.. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 05/10/2018)

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

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STATUS REPORT by GREGORY SELDEN. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 08/10/2018)

Aug. 10, 2018

Aug. 10, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of 35 Plaintiff's August 10, 2018 Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall provide a further status report on or before November 8, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 08/16/2018. (lccrc3)

Aug. 16, 2018

Aug. 16, 2018

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Plaintiff's Status Report due by 11/18/2018 (lsj)

Aug. 16, 2018

Aug. 16, 2018

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STATUS REPORT by GREGORY SELDEN. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 11/08/2018)

Nov. 8, 2018

Nov. 8, 2018

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Amended STATUS REPORT WITHDRAWING PREVIOUS STATUS REPORT by GREGORY SELDEN. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 11/08/2018)

Nov. 8, 2018

Nov. 8, 2018

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of 37 Plaintiff's Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file a further status report on or before February 6, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/13/2018. (lccrc3)

Nov. 13, 2018

Nov. 13, 2018

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 2/6/2019 (lsj)

Nov. 13, 2018

Nov. 13, 2018

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STATUS REPORT by GREGORY SELDEN. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 02/06/2019)

Feb. 6, 2019

Feb. 6, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: In light of 38 Plaintiff's Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file a further status report on or before May 7, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 02/07/2019. (lccrc3)

Feb. 7, 2019

Feb. 7, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 5/7/2019. (znbn)

Feb. 7, 2019

Feb. 7, 2019

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Quarterly STATUS REPORT by GREGORY SELDEN. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 05/07/2019)

May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

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May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the 39 Plaintiff's status report, it is hereby ORDERED that Plaintiff shall file a further status report on or before August 5, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 05/09/2019. (lccrc3)

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 8/5/2019 (lsj)

May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

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Joint STATUS REPORT by AIRBNB, INC.. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 06/20/2019)

June 20, 2019

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July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' 40 Joint Status Report, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall confer and submit, on or before August 5, 2019, a proposed briefing schedule for Plaintiff's anticipated petition to set aside the arbitration decision. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 07/29/2019. (lccrc3)

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 8/5/2019 (lsj)

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Kaitlin Welborn on behalf of AIRBNB, INC. (Welborn, Kaitlin) (Entered: 08/02/2019)

Aug. 2, 2019

Aug. 2, 2019

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PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE by GREGORY SELDEN re Order, (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) Modified event title on 8/9/2019 (znmw). (Entered: 08/05/2019)

Aug. 5, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019

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.Order

Aug. 5, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER: The parties shall adhere to the following briefing schedule: Plaintiff shall file his petition to set aside the arbitration decision on or before September 9, 2019; Defendant shall file its opposition on or before September 23, 2019; Plaintiff shall file his reply on or before September 30, 2019. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 08/05/2019. (lccrc3)

Aug. 5, 2019

Aug. 5, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines

Aug. 6, 2019

Aug. 6, 2019

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Petition due by 9/9/2019. Responses due by 9/23/2019. Replies due by 9/30/2019. (lsj)

Aug. 6, 2019

Aug. 6, 2019

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MOTION to Vacate Arbitration Award by GREGORY SELDEN (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - Second Amended Demand for Arbitration, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Airbnb Answer, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3 - Arbitration Order, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4 - Pre- Hearing Order, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 6 - Airbnb Witness List, # 7 Exhibit Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit Exhibit 8 - Arbitration Award)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 09/09/2019)

Sept. 9, 2019

Sept. 9, 2019

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle A. Kisloff on behalf of AIRBNB, INC. (Kisloff, Michelle) (Entered: 09/23/2019)

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

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Memorandum in opposition to re 43 MOTION to Vacate Arbitration Award filed by AIRBNB, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Kaitlin Welborn, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5)(Kisloff, Michelle) (Entered: 09/23/2019)

Sept. 23, 2019

Sept. 23, 2019

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 43 MOTION to Vacate Arbitration Award filed by GREGORY SELDEN. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 4)(Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 09/30/2019)

Sept. 30, 2019

Sept. 30, 2019

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to AIRBNB, INC.. Attorney Ellen S. Kennedy terminated. (Kennedy, Ellen) (Entered: 10/23/2019)

Oct. 23, 2019

Oct. 23, 2019

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OPINION and ORDER denying 43 Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award. See full Order for details. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 11/27/2019. (lccrc3) (Entered: 11/27/2019)

Nov. 27, 2019

Nov. 27, 2019

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MOTION for Entry of Final Judgment by AIRBNB, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kisloff, Michelle) (Entered: 12/12/2019)

Dec. 12, 2019

Dec. 12, 2019

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Order on Motion for Entry of Final Judgment

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019

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MINUTE ORDER granting 49 Motion for Entry of Final Judgment. Final judgment forthcoming. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/17/2019. (lccrc3)

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019

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50

ORDER denying 43 Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award and dismissing the case. See full Order for details. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 12/17/2019. (lccrc3) (Entered: 12/17/2019)

Dec. 17, 2019

Dec. 17, 2019

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51

NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT by GREGORY SELDEN. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number ADCDC-6675612. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Emejuru, Ikechukwu) (Entered: 12/24/2019)

Dec. 24, 2019

Dec. 24, 2019

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52

Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed (Memorandum Opinion), and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals fee was paid this date re 51 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (jf) (Entered: 12/26/2019)

Dec. 26, 2019

Dec. 26, 2019

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USCA Case Number 19-7168 for 51 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court filed by GREGORY SELDEN. (zrdj)

Dec. 27, 2019

Dec. 27, 2019

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USCA Case Number

Dec. 30, 2019

Dec. 30, 2019

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53

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by AIRBNB, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Welborn, Kaitlin) (Entered: 04/24/2020)

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

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Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER granting 53 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Kaitlin Welborn terminated. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 04/30/2020. (lccrc3)

April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 17, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

An African American man whose request for accommodations through Airbnb was rejected, because of his race, on his behalf and on behalf of all others similarly situated

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Airbnb, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Housing

Racial profiling

Discrimination-area:

Housing Sales/Rental

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Black