Reporter

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

Movers damaged her grandmother’s vintage piano, and she’s fighting to get it repaired

By , Globe Staff

She obtained a small claims judgment for $600 for damage done by her mover, but can she enforce it without a valid street address for the company?

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Home Depot makes a wrong delivery and for weeks refuses to make things right

By , Globe Staff

The home improvement store chain made an appliance delivery to the wrong address in Maine — and then demanded $600 from the tenant who innocently let them in.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A rental car debacle and a recommendation: Shoot a video before leaving the lot

By , Globe Staff

Alamo Rent a Car demanded $1,075 after accusing customers of returning a vehicle covered in chemical stains from a car wash.

SEAN P. MURPHY | THE FINE PRINT

Letter sent too late, old rules stymie couple trying to cancel contract

By , Globe Staff

Leo and Diane Walbourne are being denied a $1,111 refund from National Floors Direct due to an ambiguous, outdated form letter that says you must cancel a contract by mail — or telegram.