A Syracuse Judge rules that a lawsuit against the former James Square can move forward.
More than 1,000 current and former residents of what was formerly known as James Square can now sue according to a Judge.
Onondaga County Supreme Court Judge Anthony Paris agreed to certify the class, or group of people alleging in the suit they or their loved ones were harmed in the nursing home at 918 James St., formerly known as James Square.
The class action lawsuit claims short staffing at the facility harmed residents, some of whom were left lying in their own feces and urine for hours. Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, the lawyer who filed the suit, called the decision a victory and said they look forward to taking the former owners for every nickel.