Generally a remedy at law would be monetary damages. A remedy in equity is based on the idea of fairness. There are not distinct courts for either as all courts can apply both.
Check this out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equitable_remedies
You do not have to wait for the end of the trial. You can file even if they were sent to jail. The question is one of damages. How badly were you hurt? Does this person have assets? It will take more facts before we can give you a good answer.
The 10K is not for your chair, its for the damage to the property of others (the other truck). You will be on the hook for the repairs to the crashed truck and any injuries that resulted. Hopefully your insurance will be enough to cover it. Otherwise, they can go after your assets.
Some people get confused with Durable Power's of Attorney and begin to see them as quasi-conservatorship arrangements. This is not the case.
If your grandfather agreed to let you have the animals present, your aunt cannot, without his consent and direction, void that agreement.
I would not try it. I would try to contact the clerk of the court.
If they will not continue the matter, then you will need to appear and ask to have the matter continued. Without more facts, I'd say the court would grant you a reasonable continuance to secure representation.
Whatever you do, don't fail to appear unless you have written confirmation from the court that the matter has been continued.
You left out a lot of facts that would be helpful like how fast in a what, and was this radar.
Technically you can try any defense, but neither that you have outlined is likely to be effective. #1 simply sounds silly as it is probably possible to exceed the posted speed limit virtually anywhere, and #2 isn't likely to work because spotting speeders is his job and thats exactly the kind of road they like to use when catching them. Assuming the road was curvey, he saw you and you didn't see...
I agree wholeheartedly with counselor Sarno. You can always find an attorney to take a case, but this would be a ridiculous waste of the courts time and society's limited legal and judicial resources. I for one am opposed to using the courts to try to ram faith-based dogmatic nonsense down the throats of schoolchildren.
I agree with Mr. Williams.
If they give you a hard time and depending on how a (the) contract (oral or written) is construed, then you may have the option of revoking your acceptance of the system. If you can show that your acceptance of the system was conditional on your ability to obtain fininacing and their assurances that they could get you approved, you may be able to get out from under this. They would then have the option of recovering the system.
Again, this largely depends on...
It would be helpful to have more facts here, but based on what you wrote I think they are trying to coerce you into letting them keep $800. If you demand a refund and they tender it, there is nothing for the collections agency to collect and thus nothing to go on your credit report.