Matthew R. Orr is a Shareholder at Call & Jensen specializing in complex business litigation, including Proposition 65 matters, class action defense, unfair competition claims, real estate disputes, and consumer privacy claims. Prior to joining Call & Jensen, Mr. Orr worked as an Associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, where he was a member of the Finance and Real Estate Development Department. Mr. Orr was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the University of California Technology Journal. Mr. Orr earned his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo.
- Represented the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world in a million dollar contract dispute with a national distributor of high end video cards. After a trial in federal court, obtained complete victory for client, including an award of all attorneys’ fees incurred in the matter.
- Obtained dismissal on behalf of one of California’s largest home mortgage lenders in suit brought on behalf of a class of consumers seeking restitution and class-wide damages in excess of $10,000,000. In obtaining a complete pre-trial dismissal of the action, successfully urged the Court to adopt a novel interpretation and application of California’s Predatory Lending Laws (Cal. Fin. Code § 4970 et seq.). Also successfully urged the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District to uphold the trial Court’s ruling.
- Represented the world’s leading supplier of consumer communications and products in a putative class action lawsuit brought on behalf of thousands of consumers pursuant to the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Successfully urged the Court to dismiss the case prior to trial on the grounds that the legislative history of Civil Code 1770 et seq. (enacted twenty years after the CLRA) confirmed that California’s legislature never intended to outlaw the policies and practices at issue.
Kohl’s Corporation; Lacoste; Steve Madden Shoes; Godiva Chocolatier; Sears Holdings; Dunkin’ Brands; Casual Male; Jamicon Corporation; ConocoPhillips; Fremont Investment & Loan; Baskin- Robbins; Supercuts; Kmart; Carter’s, Inc.; Hon Hai Precision Industry; Tilly’s; Volcom; U-Store-It; Collective Brands, Inc.; Oakley; The Parking Spot; Abbott Laboratories; Forever 21; Payless Shoesource.