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Credit Suisse Group AG filed for permission to kick-off a long anticipated lawsuit blaming SoftBank Group Corp. in part for losses the Swiss lender’s clients suffered from the collapse of finance firm Greensill Capital.

Credit Suisse filed the request at a London court on Aug. 3, a necessary preliminary step because the clients’ money was not lent by the bank but by Greensill, said people familiar with the litigation who who asked not to be identified. The Financial Times reported the filing earlier on Thursday.