Feb. 11: Pinellas-Pasco County Circuit Judge George Greer rules that Terri Schiavo would have chosen to have the feeding tube removed and orders it removed.
  • March 24: Greer stays his order until 30 days beyond the final exhaustion of all appeals by the Schindlers.


  • January to April: The Schindlers appeal unsuccessfully to the Florida Appeals Court, the Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • April 24: The feeding tube is removed.

  • April 26: The Schindlers file a new civil lawsuit. Judge Frank Quesada orders the tube reinserted, and the case is sent back to Greer.
  • August: Greer rules that the tube can be removed but delays removal pending appeals.

  • December: Order is stayed as Michael Schiavo and the Schindlers enter mediation.


  • Feb. 13: Mediation fails.
  • Nov. 15: The Schindlers contend Michael Schiavo might have abused his wife.
  • Nov. 22: Greer rules that the tube should be removed Jan. 3, 2003. Order is stayed pending appeals.


  • Oct. 15: The feeding tube is removed for a second time.
  • Oct. 21: Gov. Jeb Bush signs emergency bill allowing him to intervene and orders the tube reinserted.
  • Dec. 2: Independent guardian finds "no reasonable medical hope" Terri Schiavo will improve.


  • Sept. 23: Florida Supreme Court strikes down the law that allowed Bush to intervene.


  • Feb. 25: Greer gives permission for removal at 1 p.m. March 18.