Armory Comm'n of Alabama v. Staudt
In Armory Comm'n of Alabama v. Staudt, 388 So. 2d 991, 993 (Ala. 1980) the Court held that the test for determining whether a legislatively created body is an immediate and strictly governmental agency for purposes of a sovereign-immunity analysis involves an assessment of:
(1) the character of the power delegated to the body;
(2) the relation of the body to the State;
(3) the nature of the function performed by the body.