Bill Sauerwein argued the appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on behlaf of the City of Branson. At issue was whether the Plaintiff had improperly invoked the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts when it sued the City of Branson. At the conclusion of the appeal, the court ruled in favor of The City of Branson holding, “The relevant circumstances justify the court’s finding that Florida Branson Label collusively manufactured diversity jurisdiction for the purpose of bringing the instant action in federal court”.