Just-obtained Directive from the Federal Court:
“Written directions received from the Court: The Honourable Madam Justice Mactavish dated 19-JUL-2019 directing that “The parties are advised as follows: 1. barring any currently unknown contingencies, the Court’s decision will be issued Monday, July 22, 2019, at approximately 2:00 pm EST…”
From France via Bloomberg:
“French Court Declines to Overturn Tax Treaty With U.S.
By Gregory Viscusi and Gaspard Sebag
France’s top administrative court has ruled that French authorities can pass on tax information to their U.S. counterparts, rejecting a motion by dual citizens who have been trying for years to stop France cooperating with the U.S.’s FATCA tax treaty.
The Conseil d’Etat ruled Friday that France’s measures to implement FATCA, or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, didn’t contravene the country’s privacy laws. It also rejected arguments that U.S. doesn’t adequately cooperate with French tax authorities in return….”
“…In its statement, the Association of Accidental Americans said it would “file a complaint of breach of EU law with the European Commission”, regretting that the Council of State refused to question the Court of the European Union to decide this issue…”
The Association des Américains Accidentels (AAA) [on its FB site] says: “If the government [of France] think we’ll admit we [are] defeated, he is mistaken” [translation].
— Thoughts from a few of the AAA FB commenters: “…Mais il faut continuer. Bon courage…Courage pour le combat. Je suis avec vous…La France qui lâche ses enfants…C’est sur tous les fronts et depuis des décennies que la France baisse son froc devant les US, et avec le sourire en plus…”