DTPA HAS TWO-YEAR LIMITATIONS PERIOD; STATUTE ALSO CODIFIES THE DISCOVERY RULE AND FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT EXCEPTIONS. BUT THE LATTER IS LESS GENEROUS THAN THE COMMON-LAW DOCTRINE WHICH IT RENDERS UNAVAILABLE FOR DTPA CLAIMS
The Legislature could have incorporated the common-law doctrine of fraudulent concealment into the DTPA’s limitations provision. Instead, it only incorporated the discovery rule and a version of the fraudulent concealment doctrine limited to 180 days, and “we will not rewrite the statute to add . . . a third” exception. Id. The common-law doctrine of fraudulent concealment does not apply to [Consumer-Plaintiff]’s DTPA claim, and it is time barred.