FORT MYERS, Fla. - A personal injury and property damage lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging fraud and strict liability for the illegal abandonment of volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons was dismissed May 27 without prejudice for failing to state a claim; the plaintiffs have 14 days to file an amended complaint (Noel D. Clark Jr., et al. v. Ashland Inc., No. 13-794, M.D. Fla.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71995).