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Richardson v. Holman

Florida Supreme Court
33 So. 2d 641 (1948)


Facts

Eugene Holtsinger conveyed land to the Tampa and Sulphur Springs Traction Company (the company) on the express condition that if the company stopped using the land for a railroad, title to the land would revert to Holtsinger and his heirs. A few months later, Holtsinger conveyed to G. A. Henderson and Monroe Gaither a large portion of land, including the land conveyed to the company. The deed to Henderson and Gaither stated that the conveyance was made subject to Holtsinger’s deed to the company. Several years later, the company stopped using the land as a railroad and abandoned the property. Successors in title to Henderson and Gaither (plaintiffs) brought suit to quiet title in the property. The trial court dismissed the complaint. The plaintiffs appealed.

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Holding and Reasoning

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