Judge denies Hawaii’s move to get Airbnb host records

Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford speaks during a hearing on Airbnb vacation rentals, Thursday in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii deputy attorney general Kristen Sakamoto speaks during a hearing about Airbnb vacation rentals as Jacob Sommer, attorney for Airbnb, second from left, listens, Thursday. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
Airbnb attorney Jacob Sommer speaks during a hearing on the company's vacation rentals in Hawaii, Thursday Honolulu. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

HONOLULU — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii’s move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes.