Lotus Racing has been granted full indemnity in a legal battle between aerodynamic design company Aerolab/Fondtech and the Force India team.
Force India is seeking damages from Fondtech/Aerolab because it believes it copied the team's wind tunnel design model in work it did for Lotus.
Aerolab/Fondtech has constantly denied claims that it passed on any data to Lotus. However, it called on Lotus as a co-defendant in the case, after giving the team assurances that it is not involved in the claim.
"Lotus Racing has been joined as a co-defendant in civil proceedings which are principally between Force India and Aerolab/Fondtech," said a Lotus spokesman. "These proceedings do not allege any wrongdoing on the part of Lotus Racing.
"Aerolab/Fondtech vigorously denies any wrongdoing and has provided Lotus Racing with a full indemnity in relation to the claim."