unused air tickets, who is liable?

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Country: United States of America
State: Michigan

A few days ago, my girlfriend and I broke up. The break up was caused by a difference in religious views.Upon us breaking up, she stated that I owed her $500 for 2 round trip plane tickets that she had purchased for me, 2 months prior. Also, she wants the money by January 1st, 2006. I think that this is ridiculous. I didn't ask her for all the money I've spent on her. Anyway, I said that I did not want to pay. Her response was that I would be hearing from her lawyer.
My question is: Can I be held responsible to pay this amount? Is this something I can be taken to court over? If so, what could a case like this even be built on?
My feeling is that there is no basis for a case like this. In my opinion, she is just trying to take one last "jab" to get back at me for breaking up with her. I've never treated my girlfriend badly; we just had a difference in views.

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Normally she would not be able to collect on that--just as you cannot collect for past items you bought her etc.