1998), which will be analyzed later, the battle in Florida ultimately becomes one between a private riparian landowner whose recorded title overlaps the nonrecorded interest of the state claimed by virtue of its sovereignty and the trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund which holds sovereignty lands in trust for the people of Florida.
Title to these lands, (2) as well as administration, management, and control, is vested in the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
Gustav Gerbing, claiming title by way of a swamp and overflowed lands deed from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to Samuel A.
In each case, title to swamp and overflowed lands was conveyed to private owners by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.
4th DCA 1998), the Fourth District Court of Appeal, on motion for rehearing, withdrew its earlier opinion adopting the rationale utilized by the Third District Court of Appeal in State Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund