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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

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.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Penalized for making a student loan payment early — not late

By , Globe Staff

Arnie Greenfield has no problem helping his children with student loans. But he has a problem being penalized for making an early payment. Yes, that’s right. Not late, early.

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

Lacrosse player sidelined by helmet issue is back on field with new headgear

By , Globe Staff

Alex Chu, the Wheaton College lacrosse goalie sidelined for months because the team couldn’t get a helmet big enough to fit him, is back in goal.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Downed website and a botched response from the state

By , Globe Staff

Mark Stepakoff figured it would take only a few minutes to renew his real estate license with the state.