Arambarri v. ArmstrongAnnotate this Case
Plaintiff-Appellant Robert Arambarri was Regional Director of Region VI with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. In this capacity, he was a non-classified, at-will employee serving at the pleasure of the Director of the Department. Due to budget reductions, four of the seven regional director positions, including Plaintiff's position, were eliminated by the Director. Responsibility for the seven administrative regions was consolidated in the remaining three regional directors. Plaintiff contended that the Director did not have the statutory authority to abolish those positions. He further contended that the Idaho Board of Health and Welfare did not properly concur with a formal vote in the elimination of the four regional director positions. Upon review, the Supreme Court concluded that the district court did not err when it granted the Director's Motion for Summary Judgment and the denial of Plaintiff's Motion to Strike did not affect his substantial rights. The Court affirmed the judgment in favor of the Department.