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Sean P. Murphy

In 30 years at the Globe, Sean P. Murphy has worked as a general assignment reporter, an enterprise reporter, the federal court reporter, an investigative reporter, the casino and gambling reporter and, now, the consumer advocacy reporter. He is also a law school graduate and part-time journalism professor.

Latest stories

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

RMV overcharges man — by more than $10,000

By , Globe Staff

A man’s dream of putting his lovingly restored 1956 Triumph on the road hit an $11,232 bump in the road at the state Registry of Motor Vehicles and Department of Revenue.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

‘It felt wrong and ridiculous’: A caregiver was banned from joining her husband inside a dispensary

By , Globe Staff

Dying of cancer, Don Smith needs medical marijuana to deal with his nausea and pain, but he and his wife encounter road blocks when they try to access both cannabis and expertise from a state-regulated dispensary.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

This woman’s polite request may have saved her $12,000 in surgery costs

By , Globe Staff

Linda Lane was told her son’s surgery was covered, then, $12,000 later, that it was not.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A single inch results in an $850 shipping penalty from UPS

By , Globe Staff

UPS informed Irum Haque that the length of the box she shipped wasn’t 48 inches, as she had measured; it was 49. How much more for one extra inch? $850.