Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 | 10:29 a.m.
"Larger Than Life" funnyman Louie Anderson claims in a lawsuit that he was injured when he slipped and fell while visiting a food court restaurant at the Excalibur hotel-casino, where he performs.
Anderson filed suit Thursday in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas against Food Courts of Nevada LLC doing business as Manchu WOK.
The suit alleges that on March 22, 2008, Anderson was at the Chinese restaurant at the Las Vegas Strip resort when he fell after a Manchu WOK employee spilled "a foreign substance."
The employee had been transporting "materials and substances through an area used by guests and business invitees," the comedian's suit charges.
A spokesman for Manchu WOK declined comment on the lawsuit Monday.
A representative for Anderson declined to elaborate on the allegations except to point out the suit involves a restaurant that leases spaces at the hotel-casino.
The Excalibur and its owner, MGM Mirage, are not parties to the lawsuit.
Anderson's suit alleges negligence on the part of the restaurant left him with both internal and external injuries and that he suffered "great pain."
Anderson seeks unspecified damages for past and future medical expenses and potential loss of income due to the alleged injuries.