The BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF the INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND of the State of Florida, and Coastal Petroleum Company, a Florida corporation, Appellants, 

v. 

AGRICO CHEMICAL COMPANY, Appellee.

No. 83-1713.

District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District.

462 So. 2d 829

September 14, 1984


David G. Hanlon and John W. Puffer, III, of Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, P.A., Tampa, and Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Collingsworth & Nelson, P.A., Tulsa, Okl., for appellee. 

Robert J. Beckham and James R. Hubbard of Beckham & McAliley, P.A., and William C. Crenshaw of Valdes-Fauli, Richardson & Cobb, P.A., Miami, for appellant Bd. of Trustees. 

Robert J. Angerer of Law Offices of Robert J. Angerer, Tallahassee, Joseph C. Jacobs of Ervin, Varn, Jacobs, Odom & Kitchen, Tallahassee, and C. Dean Reasoner of Reasoner, Davis & Vinson, Washington, D.C., for appellant Coastal Petroleum Co. 


HOBSON, A.C.J., and OTT and DANAHY, JJ., concur. 

PER CURIAM. 

Affirmed. See The Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida v. Mobil Oil Corp., 455 So.2d 412 (Fla. 2d DCA 1984), and Coastal Petroleum Co. v. American Cyanamid Co., 454 So.2d 6 (Fla. 2d DCA 1984). 

HOBSON, A.C.J., and OTT and DANAHY, JJ., concur. 


ON MOTION FOR REHEARING 

PER CURIAM. 

We grant rehearing to the extent that the questions previously certified as expressed by this Court in the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund v. Mobil Oil Corp., 455 So.2d 412 (Fla. 2d DCA 1984), and Coastal Petroleum Co. v. American Cyanamid Co., 454 So.2d 6 (Fla. 2d DCA 1984), decisions are the same questions of great public importance involved in the instant case. Therefore, we again certify the following questions to the Supreme Court of Florida as questions of great public importance: 

1. DO THE 1883 SWAMP AND OVERFLOW LANDS DEEDS ISSUED BY THE TRUSTEES INCLUDE SOVEREIGNTY LANDS BELOW THE ORDINARY HIGH-WATER MARK OF NAVIGABLE RIVERS? 

2. DOES THE DOCTRINE OF LEGAL ESTOPPEL OR ESTOPPEL BY DEED APPLY TO 1883 SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED DEEDS BARRING THE TRUSTEES' ASSERTION OF TITLE TO SOVEREIGNTY LANDS? 

3. DOES THE MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT, CHAPTER 712, FLORIDA STATUTES, OPERATE TO DIVEST THE TRUSTEES OF TITLE TO SOVEREIGNTY LANDS BELOW THE ORDINARY HIGH-WATER MARK OF NAVIGABLE RIVERS? 

OTT, A.C.J., and DANAHY, J., concur. 

CAMPBELL, J., assigned to this motion because of the death of HOBSON, J., concurs. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND COASTAL PETROLEUM COMPANY, Petitioners, 

vs. 

AGRICO CHEMICAL COMPANY, Respondent 

No. 66,565 

Supreme Court of Florida

492 So. 2d 350

June 12, 1986

Rehearing Denied August 27, 1986.


Jim Smith, Attorney General and Louis F. Hubener, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida, and Robert J. Beckham of Beckham, McAliley and Schulz, P.A., Jacksonville, Florida, and James R. Hubbard of the Law offices of James R. Hubbard, P.A., Miami, Florida, for The Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund; and Robert J. Angerer, Tallahassee, Florida, Joseph C. Jacobs of Ervin, Varn, Jacobs, Odom and Kitchen, Tallahassee, Florida, and C. Dean Reasoner of Reasoner, Davis and Fox, Washington, D.C., for Coastal Petroleum Company, Petitioners. 

David G. Hanlon and John W. Puffer, III of Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings and Evans, Tampa, Florida; and Fred S. Nelson of Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Collingsworth and Nelson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, for Respondent. 

Before ADKINS, OVERTON, McDONALD and EHRLICH, JJ. 


SHAW, J. 

We disapprove and quash the decision of the Second District Court of Appeal in Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund v. Agrico Chemical Co., 462 So.2d 829 (Fla. 2d DCA 1984), on the authority of Coastal Petroleum Co. v. American Cyanamid Co., Nos. 65,696; 65,755; 65,913 (Fla. May 15, 1986). 

It is so ordered. 

ADKINS, OVERTON, McDONALD and EHRLICH, JJ., Concur. 

BOYD, C.J., Dissents.


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