Court hearings on a lawsuit challenging Chicago’s authority to proceed with $3.36 billion worth of expansion projects at O’Hare International Airport without airline approval have been pushed back due to ongoing settlement negotiations.

The two sides are trying to resolve their differences over the timing of completion-phase projects that are part of an $8 billion expansion. Attorneys for the city and American Airlines and United Airlines are scheduled to provide the Cook County Circuit Court with an update on settlement discussions on Friday.

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