O’Leary faces lawsuit over attack on easyJet founder – The Times

Posted February 15th, 2010 in news by sally

“The two barons of the European budget airline industry are to see each other in court after Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet, yesterday instructed Schillings, the libel lawyers, to serve a writ on Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair. In a statement released last night, Sir Stelios, the largest shareholder in easyJet, said: ‘My lawyers have today commenced High Court proceedings against Michael O’Leary and Ryanair for libelling me. Full details of my claim against them will be published later this month. It was about time someone was willing to spend the money to take this arrogant man to court for his despicable behaviour.’ ”

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The Times, 13th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk