Scott W. Klein, who was president of the
Mr. Durrett, reached by phone, said he plans to continue his work chairing the board that manages IRI's antitrust litigation against VNU's ACNielsen Corp. A U.S. District Court in New York last month postponed a September 2004 trial date in response to ACNielsen's motion seeking more time for discovery.
Mr. Durrett said he is not familiar with Mr. Klein, but called Mr. Wadhwani an "extremely smart and capable person." He added: "I think IRI is in good hands."
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