Neighbor Unlawfully Interfered With Reasonable Use of Easement.

The parties owned adjacent tracts of real estate.  When the appellants bought their tract, it was subject to an easement for ingress and egress to the neighbor's tract  and for vehicular and pedestrian traffic and utilities for the use and benefit of the neighbor's tract.  The appellees (neighbors) used their tract to pasture horses (the longstanding use of the property), but the defendants placed trash bins in the easement area, left piles of obstructing dirt, physically blocked the appellee's use of the easement, among other things.  The court held that the proposed easement use of the appellees was permissible and that the trial court properly determined the facts of the case, properly granted injunctive relief to the appellees, properly determined the scope of the easement, and did not deny the appellant's due process.  Barnes, et al. v. Prairie Horse Farms, LLC, No. 53A01-1404-PL-178 (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2014).