City of Miami v. St. Joe Paper Co.
Supreme Court of Florida
364 So.2d 439 (1978)
In 1898, Henry Flagler conveyed a plot of land to Florida East Coast Hotel Corporation. Flagler did not have title to a portion of the land mentioned in the deed, thus making the deed wild. In 1944, Florida East Coast Hotel Corporation conveyed the same land to St. Joe Paper Co. (St. Joe) (defendant). Over thirty years later, the City of Miami (plaintiff) brought an action to quiet title of this land which they claimed did not belong to St. Joe because the deed involved in the chain of title was wild. The District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of St. Joe. The City of Miami petitioned for certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Adkins, J.)
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