My question involves the demand on me for an easement in the state of Michigan. I purchased a piece a property with a house on it in 2005. Behind me is 3 acres that I learned is and has been landlocked for 10 years now. Apparently, my land and the 3 acres behind me was once 1 large piece owned by the same family. When the parents died the lot was divided between a sister (whom sold it to me) and her brother whom she didn't get along with. Somehow, an easement was never granted to him. I wonder if they did this intentionally to him and how. I bought my land from the sister (I am unlrelated and never met these people before). The sister wouldn't give her brother an easement to get to his land and when she decided to sell, he refused to buy the land which would extinguish the issue altogether. He also never fought for an easement then either. She sold the land and I bought it. The brother (owner of the 3 acres) is now demanding an easement from me to get to his land stating I have an obligation to give it to him. He had ample opportunity to fix this with his family before I bought this land as he was very well aware of the issue. Now, after 5 years of me owning this land, he's taking me to court. I refuse to give it to him and will fight it in court. Does he have a case? Do I have a defense? Shouldn't he have attempted to clear this up years ago? His land is a wooded lot, he's never used it and never even walked on it in the 5 years I've been here. He's obviously preparing to sell it or subdivide it. An easement across my land would turn his worthless piece of property into an half million dollar windfall and decrease the value of my land as well as create undesirable traffic that I can not control or tolerate. Help!