Garner v. Covington County

In Garner v. Covington County, 624 So.2d 1346, 1351, 1354-55 (Ala. 1993), the court found that, as a constitutional matter, the legislature had the authority to "enter the entire field" and found further that the legislature was in a "superior position" to comprehensively govern the laws regulating governmental liability. 624 So.2d 1346, 1354. Because judgments against government tortfeasors must be paid out of public moneys derived from taxation, "reasonable limitation set by the legislature on awards against them must be sustained." Id. at 1355.