We're in Judge Howell's courtroom talking about whether James McGrew is getting necessary medical care for a "sensitive part" of his body. It involves a urologist.

William Shipley says they've been fighting to get the records for month. He's been McGrew's lawyer for < month.
Ryan Marshall is the one who has been trying to get the records.

That guy.

Howell notes that Shipley is not answering her question, what date McGrew asked.
Howell: Is Mr. Marshall a lawyer or an investigator?

Pierce: He's a lawyer.

Shipley: He's only recently been admitted in CA, weeks ago.
Shipley: I don't have the date in front of me (Marshall is on the public line, but not on Zoom).
Shipley: First request August 13.

Howell: That is not answering my question. I could ask and DOC would say no.
DOC General Counsel Glover: October 4, I have an email from Mr. Marshall, there's no release form, no request for medical records.
DOC General Counsel Glover: November 17 is when I received a BLANK release form.
Howell: Mr. Shipley, I'm sorry, you're not prepared for this hearing about when you got, with the correct HIPAA release signed by Mr. McGrew.
Howell: So Mr. Pierce just sitting like a wart on a log. Do you have anything to say?

Pierce: Yes, I did receive them that day.

Howell: If you had just gotten HIPAA release that was required you could have had records much earlier.

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