Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz could in a courtroom soon.

The former operators of Emerald South nursing home released a statement saying that they plan on suing Poloncarz for statements he made during a news conference and on social media earlier this year.

On August 23rd during a news conference, Poloncarz called for the State Department of Health to force another company to take over running the nursing home after two patients died and claims of abuse surfaced.

Poloncarz also called the former owners "Deadbeats" on his personal Twitter page on the same day.