A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge ruled yesterday in favor of a stem-cell transplant for Terence Robb, 58, a retired Lancaster County teacher who sought to force his health plan to pay as much as $500,000 for the procedure.

Robb, who taught physical education in the Penn Manor School District, was seeking the transplant as treatment for his cancer, a form of T-cell lymphoma.

Judge Allan Tereshko’s ruling prevents HealthAmerica/HealthAssurance from denying Robb’s treatment.

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