I have a website that is closely tied to Airbnb. I help Airbnb hosts (only Airbnb hosts) be successful. After 2.5 years in business, Airbnb has asked me to change quite a lot on my website. I'm wondering if the changes they are asking for have a legal basis and what kind of leverage I have to not submit to 100% of their requests?
Since you have provided zero details on what your business actually does or how; the details of your underlying contracts with Airbnb; what the current site features; and what the changes are, who knows. Take the underlying contracts and communications to an attorney for review. If you have no contracts, then they can ask you whatever they want so long as it is not illegal. As to leverage you have, who knows.
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Any analysis is in the details. No one knows what you have or what they want.
Only one thing is sure: litigation will "bankrupt" you.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts...
As noted, there is no way for to know whether these are legit concerns or if they are bullying, which also happens.
Before you take any further action, I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in private and discuss your situation and best course in more detail. You can start by calling around to several for a free phone consultation, get some insights then pick the best fit to work with.
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