N.Technology's legal action against motorsport's international governing body, the FIA, has been rejected by a French court.
The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris rejected claims by N.Technology, which is owned by Mauro Sipzs' MSC organization, that there had been irregularities in the selection process of new teams. Although the case was heard earlier this month, the verdict has only now been made official.
An FIA statement read: "The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has upheld the FIA's selection procedure for new teams in the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship and rejected a legal action filed by UK company MSC, one of the unsuccessful candidates. The court rejected all points raised by MSC and ordered the company to pay the FIA's legal costs.
"MSC was one of 15 new organizations to submit an application to compete in the championship in 2010. The FIA's selection procedure involved a thorough due diligence process on all applications with the assistance of financial auditors Deloitte & Touche and other technical experts."