In a rare public rebuke of a rogue attorney general by his colleagues has highlighted the dysfunction among the state AGs and raised doubts about their ability to strike a settlement deal with the largest mortgage servicers.

Banks are operating under the assumption that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not sign on to a global settlement — and expect a handful of other state AGs to follow suit — after he was accused of trying to undermine the negotiations and removed from the coalition's executive committee on Aug. 23.

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