Are you asking if you are liable?
Ok. What is your question about this?
Well, it doesnt matter whether a District Judge is sympathetic or not. It is a question of law not fairness.
In fairness, courts are not overly sympathetic about poorly displayed permits. If permits aren't properly displayed then they cannot be monitored. It is central to the parking system.
In any event though, the issue is not fairness but whether or not you are in breach of the specific contract. If it says that permits must be displayed and it was not then that is a breach.
Can I clarify anything for you?