Ex parte The Retirement Systems of Alabama, [Ms. 1140170, June 12, 2015] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. 2015). Of numerous claims
brought against the RSA and others, only claims for prospective injunctive
relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 survive. Several employees of the Alabama
Public Education System brought a class action challenging how group health-insurance
benefits are calculated. The opinion rejects numerous attempts to circumvent
the sovereign immunity of § 14 of the Alabama Constitution, but the
one claim for prospective injunctive relief survives.