PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A judge on Tuesday denied a request by a defendant in the lawsuit over Rhode Island’s failed deal with Curt Schilling’s video game company to redact the names of some of its clients when court documents are released.

Wells Fargo Securities asked for 215 words identifying its clients in depositions to be redacted.

These clients have “absolutely nothing to do with 38 Studios,” and their names should be considered confidential information, Robert Duffy, an attorney for the investment bank, argued in court. But a lawyer for Rhode Island’s economic development agency objected, arguing that the entire case is “a matter of strong public interest” and Wells Fargo wants to withhold information that already is public knowledge.