Legal Question - Landlord's Responsibilities
My roommate and I went away for a weekend and came home to find that our fridge had died, taking all of our groceries with it, some of which were rather recently purchased. I contacted our landlord on Sunday morning, and we had a new fridge by Sunday evening.
However, today I called my landlord because we want our groceries replaced, and he said it was not his concern. I thought, since the apartment complex owns the appliances, that failure of an appliance should mean reimbursement for the tenant. He said that since the fridge did not break because of a direct action or negligence on management's part that it is not their responsibility to replace our groceries.
Legally, is this true?