Dublin — Ryanair has launched legal proceedings against its outgoing COO Peter Bellew, whom low-cost rival easyJet announced in July it had poached, Irish court filings showed.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary told staff on July 11 that Bellew would step down at the end of 2019. EasyJet announced his arrival as its new COO at an unspecified date a week later...

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