This page lists court documents and related materials that provide a full exposition and understanding of Terri’s case.

These documents were first published in hopes of shedding light on the battle that was waged to protect this young woman from a senseless death and to restore her rights to recovery. Hopefully these public records will provide retrospective insights into what was a very long, painful, and complex case.

This page is currently being restored as more important documents are being discovered. Because of the volume of documents relating to this case, this area has always been a work-in-progress. Additions are made by volunteers.

Greer denies emergency motion based on Terri’s attempts to communicate
(March 26, 2005)

Greer again denies DCF intervention
(March 25, 2005)

Affidavit of Suzanne Vitadamo – Terri trying to speak
(March 25, 2005)

Affidavit of Attorney Weller – Terri trying to speak
(March 25, 2005)

11th Circuit Denies Appeal
(March 25, 2005)

Judge Whittemore Denies Injunction
(March 25, 2005)

Neurologist for DCF – “Terri not PVS”
(March 23, 2005)

Emergency Motion to Supreme Court
(March 23, 2005)

11th Circuit Denies Appeal to Replace Feeding Tube
(March 23, 2005)

Federal Motion and Request for Temporary Restraining Order
(March 21, 2005)

Supplemental Brief Part 1 Exhibits (PDF)
(March 20, 2005)

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed to Federal Court
(March 18, 2005)

Emergency Motion to Supreme Court of the United States
(March 16, 2005)

2nd DCA denies DCF’s Motion for Stay
(March 16, 2005)

2nd DCA denies Schindler’s Motion for Stay
(Guardianship Case – March 16, 2005)

Schindler reply to Schiavo’s Oposition to Emergency Motion
(Guardianship Case – March 14, 2005)

Greer Denies DCF authority
(March 10, 2005)

Greer Denies food and water by mouth
(Guardianship case – March 8, 2005)

Greer Denies new medical tests
(Guardianship case – March 8, 2005)

Greer Denies motion for relief based on his error
(Guardianship case – March 8, 2005)

Appeal filed on Feb 25, 2005 order
(Guardianship case – March 7, 2005)

17 Doctors come forward in support of new testing
(Guardianship case – March 4, 2005)

DCF seeking intervention in Terri Schiavo case based on allegations of abuse and neglect
(Guardianship case – March 4, 2005)

Family files 1.540 motion based on Quinlan case
(Guardianship case – March 2, 2005)

Schiavo files protection motion to avoid giving deposition
(Guardianship case – March 2, 2005)

Schiavo files motion to dismiss petition to remove guardian
(Guardianship case – March 2, 2005)

Notice of Hearing – March 4, 2005
(Guardianship case – March 1, 2005)

2nd DCA to expedite review of appeal
(Guardianship case – March 1, 2005)

Motion for Divorce
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Motion to allow natural feeding
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Motion to Photograph
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Motion to leave port intact
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Motion for Family Access
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Motion for Allowance to Die at Home
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Motion for Florida Burial
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Family appeals death order
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Request for Oral Arguments
(Guardianship case – February 28, 2005)

Judge Sets March 18, 2005 date
(Guardianship case – February 25, 2005)

Relief from judgment sought pending evaluation
(Guardianship case – February 25, 2005)

Terri’s Family asks court for updated tests
(Guardianship case – February 25, 2005)

Felos’s Letter to Judge Greer
(Guardianship case – February 21, 2005

Schindler’s Motion for Clarification and Temporary Stay
(Guardianship case – February 21, 2005

2nd DCA Denies Motion to Withhold Mandate
(Guardianship case – February 21, 2005

Schindler’s Motion for Rehearing for relief from void judgment
(Guardianship case – February 18, 2005)

Schindlers’ file Motion to Stay Mandate with 2nd DCA.
(Papal Appeal – February 15, 2005)

Schindlers’ file new Motion for Stay with Judge Greer
(Guardianship – February 15, 2005)

Schindlers submit Notice of Deposition of Michael Schiavo
in regards to their petition to remove him as Guardian.
(Guardianship – February 15, 2005)

Schindlers file Subpoena for the Deposition of Jodi Centozone (Guardianship – February 15, 2005)

Judge Greer denies Voidness Motion
(Guardianship – February 11, 2005)

Schindlers file Supplemental Brief with Judge Greer in Voidness Motion. (Guardianship – February 7, 2005)

Second DCA denies Schindlers’ Motion for Clarification, Rehearing, Rehearing en banc, Written Opinion, and Certification.
(Papal Appeal – February 4, 2005)

Judge Greer Temporarily Dismisses New Motion for Stay
(Guardianship – January 24, 2005)

Motion for New Stay to Prevent Michael Schiavo from Removing Feeding Tube Immediately
(Guardianship – January 13, 2005)

Supporting Brief for Voidness Motion before Judge Greer
(Due Process – January 13, 2005)

Petition for Rehearing to 2nd DCA in “Papal” Appeal
(Papal Appeal – January 12, 2005)

New Petition to Judge Greer to Remove Michael Schiavo as Guardian (Guardianship – January 11, 2005)

Motion Asking Court to Void Order Removing Terri’s Assisted Feeding (Due Process – January 6, 2005)

2nd DCA Ruling Dismissing the “Papal” Appeal
(Papal Appeal – December 29, 2004)

Terri’s Family files Appellants’ Initial Brief with District Court of Appeals
(Guardianship Case – November 22, 2004)

Terri’s Family requests Oral Arguments with District Court of Appeals
(Guardianship Case – November 15, 2004)

Terri’s Family files opposition to Schiavo’s motion to vacate stay
(Guardianship Case – November 15, 2004)

Schiavo Appeals 2nd DCA to Vacate Stay
(Guardianship Case – November 4, 2004)

Terri’s family files objections to Schiavo’s guardian plan
(Guardianship Case – November 4, 2004)

Stay Issued
(Guardianship Case – October 29, 2004)

Motion for Stay
(Guardianship Case – October 26, 2004)

Notice of Appeal
(Guardianship Case – October 26, 2004)

Order of Emergency Stay
(Guardianship Case – October 22, 2004)

Order Dismissing Memorandum of Law
(Guardianship Case – October 22, 2004)

Motion for Protective Order
(Guardianship Case – October 21, 2004)

Memorandum of Law
(Guardianship Case – September 2, 2004)

Motion to Compel and for sanctions and Motion for continuance
(Guardianship Case – August 26, 2004)

Writ of Certiorari
(Guardianship Case – August 6, 2004)

Schiavo Answer Brief
(Schiavo v Bush – July 26, 2004)

Motion for Relief from Judgment + Appendices
(Guardianship Court – July 19, 2004)

Brief of Amici Curiae in Support of Appellant Governor Jeb Bush
(Schiavo v Bush – July 12, 2004)

Judge Greer dismisses Quo Warranto
(Guardianship Case – July 6, 2004)

Governor Bush’s Initial Brief to the Florida Suprement Court
(Schiavo v Bush – July 6, 2004)

Opposition to Motion to Stay Proceedings
(Filed by Schiavo)

Motion to Stay Proceedings
(Filed by Governor)

Second DCA Order of Transfer
(Transferring case of Terri’s Law to Florida Supreme Court)

Letter to Judge Greer from Attorney George Felos
(After June 16, 2004 Hearing to Dismiss Writ of Quo Warranto)

Response from Attorney Patricia Anderson to Judge
(To Attorney Felos’s communications with Judge Greer)

Order Accepting Jurisdiction of Schiavo v Bush
(Florida Supreme Court)

Order restoring Visitation – 06/04/04
(Guardianship Court)

(Schiavo v. Bush)

Judge Greer’s Denial of Motion to Show Cause for Contempt of Court
(Guardianship Court)

Affidavit of Mary Schindler
(Guardianship Court)

Affidavit of H. Law
(Guardianship Court)

Motion – Contempt of Court
(Guardianship Court)

Opinion of Second District Court of Appeals – 02-13-04
(Schindler v Schiavo)

Petition to Modify Visitation – 01-07-04

Order Denying Reinstatement of Guardian ad Litem – 01-08-04

Petition to Reinstate Guardian ad Litem – 01-05-04

Affidavit of Bishop Robert Lynch – 12-12-03

Affidavit of John Stargel – 12-11-03

Affidavit of Kate Adamson – 12-11-03

Affidavit of Stephen Wise – 12-11-03

Motion for Continuance – 12-11-03
(Governor Bush petitioning for continuance and for expedited discovery)

Opinion of 2nd DCA – 12-10-03
(Appeals Court’s order denying Governor Bush’s request to remove Judge Baird)

Notice of Appeal 11-26-03
(Appeal of order denying the Schindler family intervention in Schiavo v Bush)

Response to Petition to remove Schiavo as Guardian 11-26-03

Order for Case Management 11-25-03
(Scheduling of Case Management conference for December 2, 2003)

Motion for Protective Order 11-25-03
(Filed by Michael Schiavo requesting the court block deposition of witnesses in Schiavo v Bush)

Notice of Hearing 11-25-03
(Notice of Hearing December 19, 2003 on Summary Judgment in Schiavo v Bush)

Emergency Motion for Stay 11-20-03
(Filed by Michael Schiavo requesting a stay from discovery in the guardianship case)

Answer Affirmative Defenses Demand For Jury Trial Of Respondent Jeb Bush, Governor Of The State Of Florida 11-19-03

Motion Of Respondent Jeb Bush, Governor Of The State OF Florida For Disqualification Of Judge 11-19-03

Brief of Respondent Jeb Bush, Governor Of The State Of Florida 11-19-03

Motion Of Respondent Jeb Bush, Governor Of The State Of Florida To Strike The Petition And Petitioner’s Brief 11-19-03

Motion for Protective Order 11-19-03
(Filed by Michael Schiavo to block discovery in the issue of Dr. C. Walker’s findings of Terri Schiavo’s bone scan)

Emergency Motion for Stay 11-14-03
(Filed in the Second District Court of Appeals by Governor Jeb Bush)

House Amicus Brief 11-10-03
(Friend of the Court Brief filed by House Speak Johnnie Byrd in Schiavo v Bush)

ACLJ Amicus Brief 11-06-03
(Friend of the Court Brief filed in Schiavo v Bush)

Petition to Dismiss Schiavo v Bush 11-05-03
(Governor Bush files a Petition to Dismiss in the case of Schiavo v Bush)

Denial of Petition for Intervention 11-04-03
(Judge Baird denies petition for Terri’s parents and ACLJ to intervene directly in Schiavo v. Bush)

Petition to Remove Schiavo as Guardian 12-02 (To be heard at 11-05-03 hearing)
(Document cites numerous violations of Guardian law in Florida)

Motion to Dismiss Petition 12-06-02
(Deborah Bushnell on behalf of Michael Schiavo)

Intervention Package 10-03
(Filed by the ACLJ on behalf of Terri’s family)

Appointment of Jay Wolfson as Guardian ad Litem 10-03
(Dr. Appointed by Judge Demers of 6th Circuit)

Attorney Anderson’s Response to Guardian Appointment 10-03
(Patricia Anderson representing the Schindler family)

Attorney Anderson’s Suggestion of Bias 10-03
(Bias suggested on the part of proposed guardian, Jay Wolfson)

Denial of Injunction 10-03
(Judge Baird’s denial of emergency injunction by Schiavo)

Michael Schiavo v Governor Jeb Bush 10-03
(Schiavo contests the constitutionality of Terri’s Law)

Visitation Revoked 10-03
(Attorney Bushnell’s letter revoking visitation from Terri’s family)

Terri’s Law 10-03
(Final of Terri’s Bill)

Executive Order 10-03
(Governor Jeb Bush’s Executive Order)

Amicus Brief 10-03
(Friend of the Court Brief from Not Dead Yet)

Denial of Petition for Immediate Therapy 09-03
(Judge Greer’s denial to the Petition for Immediate Therapy)

Order of Death 09-03
(Judge Greer’s order to remove nutrition and hydration to commence Oct 15, 2003)

Petition for Intervention 09-03
(Petition for Immediate Judicial Intervention)

Motion to Disqualify 09-03
(Motion to Disqualify Judge George Greer)

Letter from Attorney Bushnell to Judge Shames 05-97

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