DALLAS -- Denver officials and BAE Automated Systems representatives began mediation this week to resolve millions of dollars' worth of claims over the faulty baggage operation and the opening delays at the $3.7 billion Denver International Airport.

City officials described the four-hour mediation session held Wednesday as constructive, saying that both sides agreed to start reviewing outstanding billings. Overall, large sums of money are at stake over the faulty baggage system, which loses and chews up luggage and has been blamed for the airports several opening delays during the past year.

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