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

The Fine Print | Consumer Advocate

Blind woman told she couldn’t join a travel tour without a companion

By , Globe Staff

A Boston-based tour company wants JoAnn Becker to find a traveling companion before it allows her on the trip, and she says that’s unfair.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Ruined lawn leads to a fight over how to fix it

By , Globe Staff

Hiring people to work on your home or yard is often stressful. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when dealing with contractors.

the fine print | sean p. murphy

Insurer reverses decision, restores elderly woman’s coverage

By , Globe Staff

AIG has agreed to restore long-term care coverage for the 87-year-old Concord woman whose policy was canceled when she wrote the wrong amount on the check for her premium.

The Fine Print | Sean P. Murphy

When a small error on a check costs you everything

By , Globe Staff

Insurer AIG terminated Madeleine Maldonado’s long-term care insurance due to a $98.92 error.