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Rivera, of Apollo, refuses to speak for the sector regarding the potential for a lawsuit, but Lindstrom at PIRG believes litigation will be inevitable—possibly on the grounds that the new rules unfairly discriminate against the already much-maligned sector. "We absolutely anticipate that as soon as the final rules come out the Department of Education will be met with a lawsuit," Lindstrom says. "The sector will sue." 

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