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Don't you also have an easement to use the driveway exit? Is that the only way to get in and out of your property?
You may need to have real estate lawyer review your title to see what your rights are with regard to that particular property. If you Have an easement to use that Part of the driveway , then your neighbor had no right to shut you out from using it. You may have a solid case for damages arising from such interference with your legal right of ingress and egress to your property.
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I'm assuming he is liable for our lost income??
I won't lie to you and say that you have an open and shut case. Cases like yours involving property rights are never black and white, or open and shut, as they sometimes appear. You will have to put the matter in the hands of local California real estate attorney who can study all the facts and advise you where you stand.