MOSCOW, February 15 (RAPSI) – The Lenin Sovkhoz or cooperative farm has been ordered by the Commercial Court of Moscow Region to join the lawsuit brought by IKEA's Russian division IKEA Mos against Pavel Grudinin's TT Development company.

The farm joins the case as a third party that does not file any claims, RAPSI correspondent reports.

IKEA Mos is seeking from TT Development about 79.5 million rubles ($1.2 million) in penalties for the alleged breach of its obligations in connection with a land sale deal that was entered into on December 30, 2015.

TT Development guaranteed that there were no obstacles to the deal that was invalidated by Commercial Court of Moscow Region in March 2018, claims IKEA Mos.

The multi-million-ruble deal was unfavourable for the farm shareholders, and Grudinin acknowledged that he had no right to conclude it, the court ruled.

Representatives of TT Development blame IKEA Mos for excessive use of right saying that the company does not possess the disputed land any more.