Michael Schiavo Threatens to Sue Terr...

Michael Schiavo Threatens to Sue Terri's Foundation for Using Wife's Name

There are 44 comments on the DFW Catholic story from May 4, 2010, titled Michael Schiavo Threatens to Sue Terri's Foundation for Using Wife's Name. In it, DFW Catholic reports that:

Michael Schiavo has threatened to sue the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation for using his wife's name, to which he claims to have an exclusive right, according to a Tampa Bay CBS affiliate, WTSP-Channel 10.A Schiavo alsoA accused the Schindlers, who began the Foundation during the battle to care for their disabled daughter before she was starved ...

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“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#1 May 5, 2010
oh my the crazy fundies are at it again.
"from the article"
The Terri Schindler Schiavo foundation, led by Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler, is dedicated to “helping persons with disabilities, and the incapacitated who are in or potentially facing life-threatening situations.”

so just how many people have been helped by the swindlers? besides themselves?
hornback12

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#2 May 5, 2010
godless by choice wrote:
oh my the crazy fundies are at it again.
"from the article"
The Terri Schindler Schiavo foundation, led by Terri’s brother Bobby Schindler, is dedicated to “helping persons with disabilities, and the incapacitated who are in or potentially facing life-threatening situations.”
so just how many people have been helped by the swindlers? besides themselves?
three?

“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#3 May 5, 2010
yes three now,but have they helped anyone?
hornback12

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#4 May 6, 2010
godless by choice wrote:
yes three now,but have they helped anyone?
hasn't been any proof

“lightly burnt,but still smokin”

Since: Dec 06

in the corner of your mind,

#5 May 6, 2010
probally never will be....i wonder which "bot" is giving us light bulbs?

Since: Oct 06

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#6 May 10, 2010
Well, as they say, they make phone calls and do publicity blurbs. And Bobby makes speeches for cash and to keep the donations coming in.

But help anyone? Not if it means giving out money, I guess.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#7 May 10, 2010
Peppermint Patti wrote:
Well, as they say, they make phone calls and do publicity blurbs. And Bobby makes speeches for cash and to keep the donations coming in.
But help anyone? Not if it means giving out money, I guess.
The vile Schindlers' Foundation is a good racket. Too bad daddy'O didn't get to enjoy his efforts.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#8 May 11, 2010
Being I’m restricted and censored by the co-called Christian Civil Society from posting on the forum, I will post replies uncensored and unrestricted on the Topix Terri Schiavo Forum.
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RE: Meredith
May 7th,2010 | 10:51

I sincerely hope that Michael Schiavo does foolishly sue because the discovery in the case will be exceptional and revealing. I will finally have to answer a subpoena to be deposed and I hope it’s a videotaped deposition. It’s always about Michael Schiavo. He’s a selfish, controlling individual

Corrrection—that’s HE will finally have to answer a subpoena to be deposed—under oath.

Meredith

If and when Micheal Schiavo sues the vile Schindlers’ foundation, will not be a n a retria of any kind. The purpose and function of the court would be to determine who has the legal rights of the name Thereas Marie Schiavo.
hornback12

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#9 May 11, 2010
Walter In FL wrote:
Being I’m restricted and censored by the co-called Christian Civil Society from posting on the forum, I will post replies uncensored and unrestricted on the Topix Terri Schiavo Forum.
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RE: Meredith
May 7th,2010 | 10:51
I sincerely hope that Michael Schiavo does foolishly sue because the discovery in the case will be exceptional and revealing. I will finally have to answer a subpoena to be deposed and I hope it’s a videotaped deposition. It’s always about Michael Schiavo. He’s a selfish, controlling individual
Corrrection—that’s HE will finally have to answer a subpoena to be deposed—under oath.
Meredith
If and when Micheal Schiavo sues the vile Schindlers’ foundation, will not be a n a retria of any kind. The purpose and function of the court would be to determine who has the legal rights of the name Thereas Marie Schiavo.
these stupid people don't realize that the only questions he has to answer are the ones pertaining to the case he filed. i love these wanta be lawyers
Aaron

Fremont, CA

#10 May 12, 2010
Y'know, I can't start up the "James Dean" foundation w/o some significant legal consequences.

The foundation named for her is pulling in enough money to make litigation worth the cost.

Her estate will control her name, and like it or not, we all know who controls her estate.
unreal

Newark, NJ

#11 May 13, 2010
Aaron wrote:
Y'know, I can't start up the "James Dean" foundation w/o some significant legal consequences.
The foundation named for her is pulling in enough money to make litigation worth the cost.
Her estate will control her name, and like it or not, we all know who controls her estate.
Yeah her husband would but there is nothing left there to control except debts. Her family took it her and her husband to court over and over depleting what money was in Terri's trust.

So yeah, I wouldn't want her deluded nasty azz family using her name and image to profit.

Money was only one persons issue and that was the Schindler family. Terri's blood family have been living off her image and the lies they make up for the gullible for years. It is time to put a stop to their stupidity. The rest of the world will have to grow up.
James

Athens, TN

#12 May 14, 2010
Terri Schiavo has become a "Public Figure" and her name has been used publically for all sorts of reasons for the past 5 years. Michael's objection to the use of her name has long since expired. It is clear Michael has not acted in good faith to protect her name by waiting 5 years later.
Amazed

Minneapolis, MN

#13 May 14, 2010
James wrote:
Terri Schiavo has become a "Public Figure" and her name has been used publically for all sorts of reasons for the past 5 years. Michael's objection to the use of her name has long since expired. It is clear Michael has not acted in good faith to protect her name by waiting 5 years later.
The "public figure" defense is not applicable or relevant to how Florida law regards commercial use of a persons name or likeness (even deceased) for profit.

The foundation should have stayed out of the music/concert business and specifically the concert promotion business.

Her estate owns the rights to the name and likeness.

You James cannot go out and create an event and advertising and promotion materials for the "Elvis Presley life and hope concert" and EXPECT NOT TO BE SUED BY THE ESTATE.

You James cannot go out and create an event and advertising and promotion materials for the "John Lennon life and hope concert" and EXPECT NOT TO BE SUED BY THE ESTATE.

Apparently Mr Schiavo had no objections to the NON PROFIT foundation using the variation of her name- the version she NEVER used that was neither her proper married name nor her legal married name.

But Mr Schiavo DID make very quickly make his objection known when the foundation produced concert promotion graphics arts materials featuring Mrs Schiavos likeness and her actual legal married name.

The Schindler family can never be satisfied. When they used the name variation for the NON PROFIT foundation they were not confronted (and we know how they react to authority and the rule of law....)

When the Schindler family crossed the line by using the proper legal married name (and Mrs Schiavo's likeness) on newly designed CONCERT PROMOTION adverting materials they were confronted.

If the Schindlers don't get their way this time I wonder what kind of temper tantrums they'll throw? Wonder if Randal Terry will take their calls this time and if he will grab his PR guy to go surround and lay seige to something? Maybe a court house.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#14 May 14, 2010
James wrote:
Terri Schiavo has become a "Public Figure" and her name has been used publically for all sorts of reasons for the past 5 years. Michael's objection to the use of her name has long since expired. It is clear Michael has not acted in good faith to protect her name by waiting 5 years later.
James

What would you, David Gibbs, or Wesley Smith do if someone were using James Y.'s, Dave Gibbs's or Wesley Smith's names for PROFIT? I bet all but you, James, would sue.

All three names have been in the public in NEWS report, etc. but none has been used for PROFIT without the namesake permission. That doesn’t put them or Terri Schiavo name into public domain for PROFIT.

Michael Schiavo is protecting Terri Marie Schiavo's name again being used for PROFIT. The vile Schindlers' are using Terri Schiavo name and Michael Schiavo for PROFIT (NOT NEWS)

With the vile Schindlers’ so-called Non-Profit Charity Foundation donations and other incomes using less 30% for actual charity functions and 70% for their incomes, that makes their foundation FOR PROFIT.

The vile Schindlers were selling (a.k.a.$100 donations) videos of Terri Schiavo and the probate court made a court order that all money collected by selling these tapes of Terri Schiavo shall go to into Terri Schiavo’s trust fund.

I have a copy of that court order, James.

Since: Nov 09

New Castle, DE

#15 May 14, 2010
Has Michael Schiavo sued Family Guy, or does he only sue people who demonstrate respect for Terri Schiavo?
Amazed

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 14, 2010
ColleenieBug wrote:
Has Michael Schiavo sued Family Guy, or does he only sue people who demonstrate respect for Terri Schiavo?
Apparently Mr Schiavo is capable of distinguishing the difference between attempted satire and actual commercial use.

Seems rather disrespectful of profiteers and opportunists to be using her name and likeness in endorsements, advertising or event promotions without obtaining the necessary rights and permissions for commercial use first.

Almost as disrespectful as attempting satire given the tragic circumstances of Mrs Schiavo for 15 years.

Not quite sure how to measure one form of abuse and disrespect against another or how one form of abuse and disrespect can be viewed as better than another.

Although some people might find failed attempts at satire to be more offensive than the profiteering and opportunism that the Schindlers and the tragic circumstances of Mrs Schiavo attracted:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/03/29/schindlers.l...
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#17 May 15, 2010
"Direct-mail firm using Schindlers' donor list"

From John Mercurio and Molly Levinson
CNN
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Posted: 9:13 AM EST (1413 GMT)



WASHINGTON (CNN)-- Thousands of people who helped Terri Schiavo's parents finance their protracted legal battle could soon start receiving solicitations from groups who purchase their contact information from a conservative direct-mailing firm.

URL: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/03/29/schindlers.l...

Again the vile Schindlers were making money for the so-called “Legal Fee” fraud.

When the legal representation was being paid by other rich foundations.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#18 May 15, 2010
Look out Schindlers the IRS is comming and may they do a completed audit of each and all family members.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#19 May 15, 2010
Here is a interesting article I found in my notes:

Written by batwingfan
batwingfanhttp://journ als.aol.com/batwingfan
Friday, May 5, 2006

The catlyst for the fight of 2/14/1993

Having read Michael Schiavo's book,Terri:The truth I am even more convinced that money became a motivating factor in the fight which took place between him & the Schindlers on 2/14/1993 during a visit to Terri at the nursing home in which she was a resident at that time.
What follows is an excerpt of a conversation that Mary Schindler had with one of the malpractice attorney's,Glenn Woodworth shortly after the verdict & susequent monatary award was announced that was recounted by him to Michael in 2005 when the book was being written.
"Mrs. Schindler found her way to my office. Now,wether Mr. Schindler was with her or not, I do not recall.Wether any of the siblings were with her or not,I do not recall.But here is the substance of the conversation".
"Now how long is it going to take for us to get the money"? Mrs. Schindler asked"
"You don't understand.I don't represent you.You do not have under the law in Florida any claim.I thought that had been made clear to you.Michael has a claim.And his wife has a claim.He ultimately will be appointed the guardian of her property even though the bank is the guardian now,and that money will be devoted to her,so all of the money that's is hers,and Michael's,for their seperate claims.Florida law does not give the parents a claim."
"And Mrs. Schindler said, "Are you tellin' me after all we've been through,after all I've been through,that not one single dollar of that money will be turned over to us? Or to me?"
"That's exactly what I'm telling you Mrs. Schindler."
"Well that's just totally wrong".
"At that point,in my opinion her adoration for Michael ceased.And I don't know for a fact,but I will bet you that at some point after my conversation with her,shortly after that case settled,she had a similar kind of conversation with Michael"
In Michael's own words he writes: "Glenn Woodworth got it almost right-- but not quite.It wasn't Mrs. Schindler that had the similar conversation with me,it was her husband"
Now let's flash forward a few months after the 2/14/93 fight to the deposition given by Mrs. Schindler during the summer of 1993 in preperation for their challenge of Michael's guardiansip of Terri when she was asked about wether or not she,or her husband ever anticipated recieving any money that Michael or Terri were awarded as a result of the malpractice trial..
Q.Okay.Did your husband ever indicate to you in any way that he thought you and your husband might recieve money as a result of the lawsuit?
A.No.
Just file that response away for future reference.
It seems to me that one way or another Mrs. Schindler was lying about her & her husband demanding a share of Michael & Terri's malpractice award,either she lied when she said she & her husband didn't expect payment,or she lied when she spoke to Woodworth demanding that she & her husband recieve payment for themselves out of the award.
Walter In FL

Dunedin, FL

#20 May 15, 2010
If one reads all the articles about the Schindlers, you should see their intent, efforts and activities were/are to make MONEY.

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