Linthicum v. Butterfield
In Linthicum v. Butterfield (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 259, the "plaintiffs bought a parcel of land on which defendant owners of neighboring parcels used a roadway, the only access to their land. Plaintiffs sought an injunction to prevent defendants from using the roadway. Defendants cross-complained to quiet title to an easement for the roadway.
The trial court quieted title to an equitable easement in favor of defendants." (Id. at p. 262.)
The appellate court found that the trial court acted well within its discretion in concluding that the balance of equities favored the defendants' continued use of the roadway. (Id. at p. 267.)