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1. to bar, defeat. To toll the statute of limitations means to suspend the limitation. EXAMPLE: State law provides that a person has 45 days to file an appeal from a conviction and that a judge must inform the person of that limit. At the end of Randolph's trial, the judge fails to inform him of the limit. When he is informed five months later, it is technically too late to file. A court may toll the 45-day limit until Randolph is informed of its existence, which in this case would be five months after the conviction. If an appeal is then not filed within 45 days, the opportunity will not be granted again.' 2. charge for the use of another's property 3. consideration for the use of roads, bridges, ferries or other public facilities. Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016
"Whether a motion is characterized as a Rule 59 or a Rule 60 motion is critical because a Rule 59 motion tolls the running of the time for appeal, while a Rule 60 motion does not affect the finality of a judgment or suspend its operation for purposes of appeal."
- Livernois v. Medical Disposables, 837 F.2d 1018 (11th Cir. 1988)